Multiple sclerosis - pediatric
Headache and visual disturbances.
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Multiple lesions with a high sinal intensity on T2/FLAIR are identified in the periventricular and deep white matter. Some of these lesions showed an incomplete peripheral enhancement (open ring) on T1 C+ (Gd). Lesions that showed a low sinal intensity on T1WI (black holes) are also noted
Pediatric multiple sclerosis is generally defined as multiple sclerosis with an onset before the age of 16 years. About 5% of the patients present before the age of 16 years and less than 1%, before the age of 10. The most prevalent age of presentation in children is about 12 to13 years.
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