Implementing the 2017 McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

Implementing the 2017 McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

Publication date: May 13, 2019

The latest revision of the McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) was published online in 2017. New features of the criteria, which were designed to facilitate earlier diagnosis of MS, include the recognition of oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid as a possible marker of dissemination of MS pathology in time, the introduction of symptomatic lesions as a parameter to demonstrate spatial or temporal pathology dissemination, and the use of cortical lesions to demonstrate dissemination in space. In this Viewpoint, a panel of world-renowned MS specialists share their personal experiences of the new criteria to date.

Zipp, Frauke, Oh, Jiwon, Fragoso, Yara Dadalti., and Waubant, Emmanuelle. Implementing the 2017 McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. 17992. 2019 Nature Reviews Neurology.

Concepts Keywords
Cerebrospinal Fluid Schumacher criteria
Cortical Radiologically isolated syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis Oligoclonal band
Nature Pathology
Neurology McDonald criteria
Pathology Neurological disorders
Neurology
Autoimmune diseases
Nervous system
Multiple sclerosis
Medical specialties
MS
Organ systems

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT TBATA
disease DOID multiple sclerosis
disease MESH multiple sclerosis
disease MESH diagnosis

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