Monday, 28 January 2013

I'll Have Mayo With That ...

... Light Mayo Obviously
I came across an interesting article on the website of the Mayo Clinic recently. Doctors from the Mayo were the first to characterise CLIPPERS and of course define the CLIPPERS acronym. The article - Multiple Sclerosis Mimickers - discusses conditions that can be mistakenly diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis in the clinic. CLIPPERS is number two on the list, after Neuromyelitis Optica and before lymphoma. I'm sure I'm not the only one with first-hand experience of the diagnostic challenge that CLIPPERS presents. Really, the article is about recognising the contribution that Mayo researchers have made to our understanding of these diseases and conditions. Particularly interesting is how cases of what is now thought to be CLIPPERS were investigated by Dr Keegan very early in his career and then later in conjunction with Dr Pittock.

If anyone reading has picked up any interesting CLIPPERS-related snippets from the Mayo let me know and I'll post them here.

Read other articles in this series at Living With CLIPPERS.

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