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International panel revises 'McDonald Criteria' for diagnosing multiple sclerosis
Date:3/9/2011

International Panel Revises "McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosing MS -- Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- Publication coincides with MS Awareness Week

An international panel has revised and simplified the "McDonald Criteria" commonly used to diagnose multiple sclerosis, incorporating new data that should speed the diagnosis without compromising accuracy. The International Panel on Diagnosis of MS, organized and supported by the National MS Society and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, was chaired by Chris H. Polman, MD, PhD (Free University of Amsterdam). Full details are available in the free-access paper published in the February 2011 issue of Annals of Neurology (2011;69:292-302 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.22366/abstract).

"Treating MS early and effectively is likely our best way to prevent permanent damage to the nervous system, so speeding the diagnosis of MS without compromising accuracy is a key goal," stated National MS Society Chief Medical Officer Aaron Miller, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the MS Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "These updated diagnostic criteria appear to achieve this goal."

The National MS Society has developed materials to help neurologists understand and apply the 2010 revised diagnostic criteria in practice. The National MS Society is developing materials to help neurologists understand and apply the 2010 revised diagnostic criteria in practice. These include plans to produce pocket cards summarizing the new criteria.

Background: MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Its progress, severity, and specific symptoms are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Determining if an individual has MS can be difficult because there is no single test that can accurately d
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Contact: Arney Rosenblat
arney.rosenblat@nmss.org
212-476-0436
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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