We have discussed disappearing lesions on this forum quite a bit lately and would appreciate your thoughts on this issue.
Example: I had 7 lesions on MRIs done 7 months and 4 months ago. In my most recent MRI a few weeks ago, 2 lesions magically "disappeared"
My question: 1. How did the lesions just disappear? 2. Are these lesions really gone-gone or just smaller and undetectable? 3. Are disappearing lesions "normal" in MS and if so, could this point more to a diagnosis of MS as opposed to other neurological conditions where lesions can also disappear?
It has been a challenge to find anything I could truly understand on the web about this as the information was way over my head.
I just found out something very interesting. White matter lesions can come from carbon monoxide toxicity. Sometimes people can be exposed to low levels of carbon monoxide and never know it. These lesions can disappear if I understand it correctly. I could be wrong though.
MS lesions have a specific appearance, and look different from those caused by carbon monoxide toxicity. Brain lesions can be caused by many different things, like ischemic disease, Lyme, or sarcoidosis.
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