I have recently taken MRI and was found to have multiple punctate white matter within the subcortical region that were too numerous and abnormal for age (I am 28).
My symptoms were light headedness, and slight nystagmus that began a couple of years ago after a heavy drinking episode. I have not had any other symptoms since, aside from the light headedness / occasionally slight vertigo that has come and gone since then.
My question is, is "punctate" defined as a lesion? I went for a follow-up MRI a year later which did not prove dissemination in time - There may have been additional punctate observed but I guess it did not cross the threshold for diagnosis.
I also have these subcortical punctate lesions varrying in size. Also abnormal for my age.
because they are not in certain locations it is harder to say what is causing them. Have you had all the MS mimics tested for?? ie blood tests??
I am a possible MS with 4 clear separate relapses but like you .....no new lesions as yet and going on 5 years. My neuro has told me if new lesions show up he will DX me.
I have more than 8 or numerous but actually there are about 16.....I have counted them, the largest 4mm.
Maybe someone with more knowledge will answer your questions better then me but I wanted you to know you are not alone.
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