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Does everyone with MS have oligoclonal bands in CSF?

I was first diagnosed when I went to ER with Optic Neuritis. MRI showed a lot of lesions but NO oligoclonal bands.

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  • freedom
    2 years ago

    I’ve read that some people present with no o bands. In their csf. For a while o bands were not as significant as they once were but now they are very significant in people who present with a smaller amount of lesions or atypical lesions such as myself. They revised the McDonald criteria to reflect so..

  • Carole author
    2 years ago

    Thank you for your reply I’m going to google McDonald criteria

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