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2019 May 28




“Better explanations” in multiple sclerosis diagnostic workup: A 3-year longitudinal study.


Calabrese M, Gasperini C, Tortorella C, Schiavi G, Frisullo G, Ragonese P, Fantozzi R, Prosperini L, Annovazzi P, Cordioli C, Di Filippo M, Ferraro D, Gajofatto A, Malucchi S, Lo Fermo S, De Luca G, Stromillo ML, Cocco E, Gallo A, Paolicelli D, et al.
Neurology. 2019 May 28; 92(22):e2527-e2537.
PMID: 31043476.


The exclusion of other diseases that can mimic multiple sclerosis (MS) is the cornerstone of current diagnostic criteria. However, data on the frequency of MS mimics in real life are incomplete.