Here is My Question:
My daughter's MRI says the T2 and flair hyper intense lesions are 15-20 in the supratentorial white matter suspicious for demyelination. Does this mean it is likely MS? She is only 15.
There are many causes of T2/FLAIR hyperintense lesions in the supratentorial white matter of people at any age. The differential diagnosis depends on the medical history and symptoms, exam findings, family medical history and, to a great extent, on the age of the individual. The presence of T2/FLAIR hyperintense lesions is by no means diagnostic of MS by itself.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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