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woozer846 10-03-2012 04:01 PM

Revised McDonald Criteria?
can any one explain the RMC to me. I went online and tried to read it but it made no sense to me

MSJayhawk 10-03-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?
Welcome back!

The Revised McDonald Criteria sets standards for doctors to use when establishing if a patient has MS. For example, once it required 4 lesions, but now it takes 2.

It shows a list for clinical presentation (medical evidence) and based upon that it provides additional evidence that may or may not be required based upon the clinical presentation.

If you had 1 attack and 1 lesion, your doctor may wait for a second attack or order other tests.

It is like a list of "If A, then B" statements. Based upon the clinical presentation, there are various conditions which might apply before a diagnosis can be made.

Does this help? :angel:

woozer846 10-03-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?
yes that explains it a little better. What is considered an attack? The things that I suffer with seems to be symptoms that get worse over time but never improve except for the problems with my eyes. The Double and blurry vision comes and goes.

MSJayhawk 10-03-2012 04:40 PM

Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?
An attack is generally considered an onset of symptoms followed by at least 30 days of no symptoms (symptom free for 30 days). For example: ON onset. After ON has gone, then a 30 day count begins. This is how I count it. :angel:

woozer846 10-03-2012 04:57 PM

Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?
Thanks so much

MSJayhawk 10-03-2012 05:04 PM

Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?
You are welcome. I hope things are going well for you! :angel:

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