Multiple sclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient complaining of progressive clumsiness and lack of coordination. Numbness of lower limbs.

Patient Data

Age: 34-year-old
Gender: Female

MRI Brain

MRI images demonstrate multiple T2/FLAIR hyperintensities scattered through the infra and supratentorial white-matter, including perpendicular and perivenular periventricular distribution (Dawson's fingers), callososeptal interface, pons and a left superior temporal gyrus juxtacortical focus that demonstrate enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Those MRI findings fulfill all the McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

  • dissemination in space (two or more of the following locations):
  • dissemination in time: presence of an asymptomatic enhancing lesion 


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Case information

rID: 42765
Case created: 7th Feb 2016
Last edited: 17th Feb 2016
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