Diagnostic Criteria, Classification and Treatment Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: The Chronicles of Time and Space

Achilles Ntranos, Fred Lublin

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Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most diverse human diseases. Since its first description by Charcot in the nineteenth century, the diagnostic criteria, clinical course classification, and treatment goals for MS have been constantly revised and updated to improve diagnostic accuracy, physician communication, and clinical trial design. These changes have improved the clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients with the disease. Recent technological and research breakthroughs will almost certainly further change how we diagnose, classify, and treat MS in the future. In this review, we summarize the key events in the history of MS, explain the reasoning behind the current criteria for MS diagnosis, classification, and treatment, and provide suggestions for further improvements that will keep enhancing the clinical practice of MS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number90
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Clinical decision-making
  • Early diagnosis
  • History
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Patient care
  • Therapeutics

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