Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists) and other doctors evaluate people who have multiple system atrophy. Doctors are experienced in diagnosing multiple system atrophy and other conditions.
To diagnose your condition, your doctor may review your symptoms and medical history and conduct a physical and neurological examination. It may be difficult to diagnose multiple system atrophy because its symptoms are similar to those of Parkinson's disease and other conditions. Your doctor may also diagnose other conditions you may have with multiple system atrophy, such as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder or other sleep disorders. Your doctor may conduct tests to rule out or diagnose other conditions.