Can you have a clear MRI but still have MS?

In this video Polly interviews Professor Gavin Giovannoni who is a Neurologist. The interview was filmed by Stephanie

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Polly asks Gavin whether a person can have a clear MRI but still have MS. At 01:58, she asks why some relapses take months to show signs of remission and why people don’t always recover from them. At 03:09 she asks whether taking steroids quickly into the relapse makes a difference.

MS Reporter: Polly

MS Expert: Gavin Giovannoni is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Trauma Centre Lead in the Blizard Institute at Barts and the Royal London. He splits his time between seeing patients and researching MS.

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stumbler says:

@jolea , your profile is lacking information, so I assume you are as yet undiagnosed.

This booklet has sections which describe the characteristics of PPMS and how it is diagnosed :-

jolea says:

Hi i have lession at c2 c3. Posterior linear.
LP clear.
Will i go onto develop the PPMS at sone stage.
Thank you

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