In our neurology polyclinic, it is possible to do a complete neurophysiological examination for multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases (multimodal examination of evoked potentials from the cortex is available – visual, auditory, somatosensory and cognitive evoked potentials), with which the biggest sensitivity and specificity of these examinations is achieved.
In terms of radiology, brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance can be done, and cerebrospinal fluid examination for oligoclonal bands is in the process of preparation (spinal tab will require one-day hospitalization).
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system causing damage to the myelin sheath of the nerves.
The disease usually occurs at the age of 18 to 40 causing a whole specter of disorders, from mobility disorders to cognitive issues.
Symptoms include difficulties with eyesight, muscle weakness of certain extremities, numbness, sphincter control difficulties and some cognitive defects. Symptoms can be mild or severe and can occur as episodes of worsening of difficulties which last for a few days or weeks or become chronic.