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Old 10-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Question 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

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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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.

 
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?

Thanks so much

 
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Re: Revised McDonald Criteria?

You are welcome. I hope things are going well for you!
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