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Can anyone explain this to me.

MRI Impression: Punctate foci of abnormal T2/FLAIR signal area nonspecific, with differential considerations including chronic small vessel ischemic disease or demyelination, such as can be seen with multiple sclerosis.

I had the MRI for severe concussion due to MVA so I have a diagnosis of MS?????
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
The MRI changes you mention are not specific to MS. While a MRI is a must in MVA, there may not have been any recent brain injuries. They are basically area of low blood supply or ischemic changes—'chronic small vessel ischemic disease or demyelination'. These changes are seen in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Wilson's Disease, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination
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351246 tn?1379682132
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sorry pressed the tab without completing. Here is what I had to say:
Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care!
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