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Old Apr 16, 04, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by birdstrike
It doesn't equate, only relates. AFAIK, it is still impossible to definitivly diagnose MS short of an autopsy. The diagnosis is based on symptomology and none-definitive signs like oligiclonal banding in the CSF.

The patient in question had presented with symptoms suggestive of MS.

Rabies also affects the CNS. I can only presume that the person in question was actually suffering from rabies and was mis-diagnosed.

This was told to me by a neurologist and a second neurologist standing nearby confirmed it. I haven't looked for a citation recently but couldn't find one when I last looked.
Thanks for the clarification. I was just making sure that you weren't saying that individuals with MS could transmit rabies.

Some of us (*ahem*) might take that as a personal attack.
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