My 10 yr old is portraying all the symptoms of MS yet no lesions have been found. Could it still be MS or what else can it be?
In general pediatric MS that is causing symptoms has an abnormal MRI. If the MRI is truly normal, then working with a pediatric neurologist to identify other causes is worthwhile. It is worth noting that most symptoms caused by MS are not specific to MS – they can almost always be caused by other neurologic conditions. There are no ‘specific’ MS symptoms.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center