How is multiple system atrophy (MSA) differentiated from cerebrovascular syndromes?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: André Diedrich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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MSA and cerebrovascular syndromes

Cerebrovascular syndromes (eg, multi-infarct lesions in the brain) may demonstrate features similar to those of MSA. Dementia is not common in MSA. Brain MRI helps to exclude cerebrovascular diseases.

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