MRI and magnetic resonance angiography findings in patients with multiple sclerosis mimicked by stroke

J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Aug;20(8):1163-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.09.023. Epub 2013 May 17.


We report a 45-year-old woman who presented with a first demyelinating event with abnormalities seen on both MRI and magnetic resonance angiography that were highly suggestive of acute ischemic stroke. This report highlights the problem of differential diagnosis of acute neurological symptoms in adult subjects.

Keywords: Clinically isolated syndrome; First demyelinating event; MRI; Multiple sclerosis; Thrombolysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnosis
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*
  • Stroke / diagnosis
  • Stroke / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography