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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we know that an early and accurate diagnosis of your child’s multiple sclerosis (MS) is the first step to effective treatment.
Diagnosing MS often presents a special challenge for physicians, since the earliest symptoms are nonspecific and can be found in a variety of illnesses. In addition, MS can show up in different ways in different people, and the symptoms often come and go.
For reasons like these, getting to a diagnosis can be a long and stressful journey for many families. But it’s important to remember that the difficulties are an unfortunate part of the process, not a sign that there’s something uniquely wrong with your child. At Children’s, we have expertise in evaluating symptoms in children and providing treatment that is specifically tailored to their individual condition.
How is a diagnosis of MS made?
MS is diagnosed according to a set of clinical standards known as the MacDonald Criteria. The MacDonald Criteria makes use of the following diagnostic tests:
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