Unsuspected multiple sclerosis

Arch Neurol. 1983 Sep;40(9):533-6. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1983.04050080033003.


Five patients known to have various medical problems were found unexpectedly at autopsy to have typical multiple sclerosis plaques. These were most often small and in a periventricular distribution in frontal, temporal, and occipital lobes. In two cases, small plaques were found in the thalamus and brain stem. The cerebellum was not involved.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications
  • Multiple Sclerosis / pathology*