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    An_255863 posted:
    Are there any cases of patients that were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and after several years got cured,i.e, no lesions were observed in an MRI test
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    swampster1952 responded:
    NO!

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    hackwriter responded:
    I have read some patient's accounts of this happening. It is possible for lesions to disappear, but this isn't common and it doesn't mean the MS is cured. What's more, some enhancing lesions can heal and not leave a scar, either by the body's ability to heal itself or by the benefits of our disease-modifying therapies.

    I have heard of scar tissue not showing up on follow-up MRIs. But that could have several causes, one of which could be the fault of the MRI equipment not picking it up on the scan.

    What is most important to know about MS is that the body's CNS is under constant attack by our antibodies even when we are not having a recognizable flare. New lesions will eventually appear over time while we are in the inflammatory stage. Black holes will appear when we are in the progressive phase. Once we develop MS, we have it for life.

    Kim


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