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For those not definitively diagnosed - something to check

Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Do you have thick blood?  This disorder is easy to test for and cheap to treat, but it yet it is being overlooked.  

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/pageid/736

http://rarediseases.about.com/od/rarediseasesa/a/120504.htm
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1453990 tn?1329235026
Between the PTT, ESR and several of the other tests done in the "Rule out" process, this mimic is usually picked up pretty quickly.  Positive  APS antibodies seem to be far more common (up to 5% of the healthy population - http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/333221-overview) than MS (high end is about 150 per 100,000 so about 0.15%).

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198419 tn?1360245956
Yes - Hughes Syndrome. Not always and easy dx, but a big mimic of MS.
Sticky blood it's called or, APS. It is (and if not) should be run by neuros during initial work ups where MS is a concern.

Like you say, it's treatable! I agree - def. overlooked. I had to make sure my ACl, and APl were run along w/the others. They were, but was not mentioned to me for some reason, and seemed to not be a concern.



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