What cases require a myelogram test for the diagnosis of MS?

Louis Rosner
In the past, when signs or symptoms were confined to the spinal cord and no dramatic remission occurred, it was frequently necessary to do a myelogram to rule out any compression of the spinal cord by, for example, a disc or tumor. In this test, dye is injected into the spinal fluid and an X-ray is taken. With the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this test is needed much less often.
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Too often, multiple sclerosis is thought of only as "the crippler of young adults." But in fact, 75 percent of all people with MS will never need a wheelchair. In Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Louis J....

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Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) can be done with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), evoked potential tests, in which electrodes are placed on the head and body, and neurological exams. The disease can be harder to diagnose in ch...

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