There is no specific test to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis. Doctors are able to diagnose a person with Multiple Sclerosis by ruling out other conditions (such as stroke or meningitis). To diagnose Multiple Sclerosis, a doctor will ask about the patient’s medical history, conduct a physical and neurological exam, and run various diagnostic tests. These tests include spinal tap, MRI, and evoked potentials.
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