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Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Case Based Series

 

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The signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, the varied aspects of disease progression, lack of specific biomarkers, and difficult-to-interpret imaging results often lead to diagnostic errors, both misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis. With MS, these errors can lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful risks to patients from treatment strategies that are based on incorrect diagnoses. Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Case-Based Series will discuss the criteria for diagnosis and review of guidelines to improve diagnosis rates, ultimately improving patient care.

Text-based Cases

Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD
Gradually Progressive Myelopathy
Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD
Estimated Time:   1 hour
Release Date:   December 7, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  December 7, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD
New MRI Measures in MS
Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   April 13, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  April 13, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Lael Stone, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   April 13, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  April 13, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Mary Alissa Willis, MD
A single episode of demyelination
Mary Alissa Willis, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   May 21, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  May 21, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Marissa McGinley, MD
Longitudinal Lesion of Cord
Marissa McGinley, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   May 21, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  May 21, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Carrie M. Hersh, DO, MSc
Red Flags
Carrie M. Hersh, DO, MSc
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   June 11, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  June 11, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Le Hua, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   June 20, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  June 20, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology
Amanda L. Piquet, MD and John R. Corboy, MD
Common Alternative Diagnoses
Amanda L. Piquet, MD; John R. Corboy, MD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   July 17, 2018
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  July 17, 2020
Specialties:   Neurology

Series Objectives

  1. Describe the criteria for a diagnosis of MS with a first episode of clinical demyelination.
  2. Describe the criteria for a diagnosis of MS based on a single radiological lesion on MRI.
  3. Differentiate between MS spinal cord lesions and NMOSD spinal cord lesions on MRI imaging.
  4. Identify common and rare cases with alternative diagnoses that are seen in MS centers and describe how they differ from MS.
  5. Define differences in appearance of nonspecific white matter changes versus MS brain lesions.
  6. Describe recommended changes in the MRI criteria supporting the diagnosis of MS from the MAGNIMS group in 2016.

Target Audience

The educational activity is intended for neurologists, neurology residents, neuroimmunology fellows, and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Director

Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD
Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

This CME activity was produced by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education.