Dr Giles does Diagnosis


MS Society Press Release: World MS Day – Diagnosis Story

Survey reveals many people are misdiagnosed and
live in uncertainty for years before MS diagnosis
·        1 in 4 people with MS misdiagnosed with having a trapped nerve
·        1 in 10 people with MS told they’d had a stroke
·        39% of people with MS left waiting a year or more for diagnosis

DrGiles said in a comment

“This is important data; we need timely accurate diagnosis of MS. It is important also to consider the other side of the coin – those people who are given an incorrect diagnosis of MS, often from over-interpretation of non-specific MRI changes. Any push for faster diagnosis tends to risk over-diagnosis. At least one person has died from DMD complication and was found to not have MS.

You can watch Dr Giles making the surprise Diagnosis of Simon Donald on film.

Simon is one of the founders of an Comic called Viz and is currently a stand-up comic and was helping some people making a film about MS, when things went as he says “proper tits up”-Excuse the language.

Dr.Giles picked up Simon’s MS that he didn’t know he had, 
No scans, just knowledge!

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  • Haha, it seems you feel the same way as I do about this comment, as yet no response to my query of this at 1.20 pm. It concerns me that someone can make such assertions without giving any substantive, or even anecdotal, evidence to back up the claims.

  • Misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis: frequency, causes, effects, and prevention.
    Solomon AJ, Weinshenker BG. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013 Dec;13(12):403. doi: 10.1007/s11910-013-0403-y. Review.

    The proportion of cases of patients who received a diagnosis of MS that is ultimately judged to be a misdiagnosis has been estimated to be 5 %–10 % However, data concerning frequency and reasons for misdiagnosis are limited

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