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Offline agate

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Re: Misdiagnosis of MS might be as high as 20 percent
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 06:58:50 am »
Thank you for posting this excellent summary of the findings.  The abstract of the study is here if you're interested:


https://msspeaks.createaforum.com/general-discussion/(abst-)-incidence-of-ms-misdiagnosis-in-referrals-to-2-academic-centers/


If 1 in 5 patients are misdiagnosed with MS, it looks as if the experts still don't know so very much about MS....
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Re: Misdiagnosis of MS might be as high as 20 percent
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 09:16:57 am »
Also, think how hard it would be to get it eliminated from your records. Some types of insurance policies are prohibitively expensive when you have MS.

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Re: Misdiagnosis of MS might be as high as 20 percent
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 09:46:23 am »
Diagnosing MS seems to be so tricky that there are probably situations where debates about whether someone does or does not have it could drag on for years, too.
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