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Further explorations on the geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis

World Federation of Neurology. Commission on Geographic Neurology, Epidemiology and Statistics.

Further explorations on the geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis

report of the third conference.

by World Federation of Neurology. Commission on Geographic Neurology, Epidemiology and Statistics.

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Published by Munksgaard in Copenhagen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multiple sclerosis -- Congresses.,
  • Medical geography -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    StatementEdited by Kay Hyllested and Leonard T. Kurland.
    SeriesStudies in multiple sclerosis,, 6, Acta neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum, 19, v. 42, 1966.
    ContributionsHyllested, Kay, ed., Kurland, Leonard T., 1921- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC377 .W67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination176 p.
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4659051M
    LC Control Number77529994

    Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis. This map demonstrates unequal distribution of multiple sclerosis around the world. Back. Multiple sclerosis from the standpoint of geographic distribution and race. Davenport CB. Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases (ARNMD) vol .

    Multiple sclerosis in time and space–geographic clues to cause John F Kurtzke*,1,2 1Neuroepidemiology Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC, USA and2Department of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC, USA Geographically MS describes three frequency zones. For the sufferer, the conflicting and unreliable advice available can be a source of great confusion and frustration. As a new edition of a highly acclaimed book on this illness, Multiple Sclerosis: the facts explains in a clear and accessible manner, the symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes of multiple sclerosis, and : Bryan Matthews.

    Want to get involved with the MS community but don't know where to start? Subscribe to MS Focus on Action! This e-newsletter will keep you up to date with the current issues facing the MS community, and provide helpful tips that will allow you to get more involved.   Determining expected rates of incidence of MS in an area may also be very difficult because prevalence of MS varies by geographical location, age, gender distribution, and ethnic composition. Since MS occurs more frequently in families with a history of the disease, this must also be taken into consideration when examining a potential cluster.


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Further explorations on the geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis by World Federation of Neurology. Commission on Geographic Neurology, Epidemiology and Statistics. Download PDF EPUB FB2

In relation to the United States, it is estimated that approximately half a million people living with multiple sclerosis. Each week about new cases are diagnosed here in the U.S.

States below the 37 th parallel, the southern states, have a rate between 57 to 78 MS cases perWhile the northern states, see anywhere from to 1. Neuroepidemiology.

;12(1) The geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis: a review. Ebers GC, Sadovnick AD. The decisive conclusions to be drawn from the geography and prevalence of MS are: (1) a north-south (as well as west-east in the United States) gradient exists independent from genetic/racial factors; (2) major differences in prevalence occur in the Cited by: We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more.

It begins by introducing the central nervous system and describing how multiple sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord. The author then reviews early understanding of MS, how it was first recognized as a disease, and the discoveries that have helped explain its causes.

Some researchers suggest that multiple sclerosis is common in temperate regions due to the seasonal fluctuations in daylight affecting body chemistry. Research has shown that both disease onset and relapses are more common in the springtime and least common in.

The geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis: An examination of mathematical models☆. Author links open overlay panel Milton Alter Ruth Loewenson Mary HarsheCited by: For further information, including about cookie Geographic distribution of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) mortality rates in Canada, published a book.

Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological cause of debilitation in young people; it affects approximat people in the UK,people in the US and approximately million people worldwide. The disease commonly manifests in the second or third decade of life, and in most cases it leads to progressive disability, which explains its 5/5(1).

There are aboutpatients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis in the North America today. The age of onset peaks between 20 and 30 years. Almost 70% of patients manifest symptoms between ages 21 and Disease rarely occurs prior to 10 or after 60 years of age.

However, patients as young as 3 and as old as 67 years of age have been described. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to be a source of information about multiple sclerosis and maintains the largest collection of MS information in the world.

These books have been approved by a review committee and align with the Society’s organizational values. The Society does not endorse specific publications. “The association between the post-encephalitic syndrome and demyelination or incomplete myelination of the brain seems quite secure.

And the fact that encephalitis -including that caused by vaccination- can cause demyelination has been known since the 's!”. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS).

Although the precise mechanisms involved in MS pathology have remained unclear, it is generally thought to be an autoimmune disease that targets myelin in the by: 9.

multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths that surround the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord (a process called demyelination), resulting in damaged areas that are unable to transmit nerve impulses.

Multiple sclerosis: Geographic distribution and prevalence Experts agree that there is unequal distribution of multiple sclerosis cases around the world.

In the United States, estimates are set at. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to transmit signals, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness Causes: Unknown. Traditionally, multiple sclerosis (MS) has been considered a white matter disease, but MS lesions are known to occur in grey matter. Recent immunohistochemical studies. Medical Hypotheses () 49, Harcourt Brace & Co Ltd Multiple sclerosis: a geographical hypothesis I.

CARLYLEWinchester St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 2E3, Canada Abstract -- Multiple sclerosis remains a rare neurological disease of unknown aetiology, with a unique distribution, both geographically and by: Multiple Sclerosis.

The average time between clinical onset of MS and diagnosis by physicians is 4 - 5 years. Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly.

There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Both mortality and morbidity data indicate quite clearly that multiple sclerosis is a geographically-related disease, and thus MS can be thought of as an acquired environmental (exogenous) illness.

High frequency parts of the world for MS are Europe between 65° and 45° north latitude, northern United States and southern Canada, New Zealand, and southern Cited by: F Global distribution of multiple sclerosis and migrations The five continents are depicted, showing areas of medium prevalence of multiple sclerosis (orange), areas of exceptionally high frequency (red), and areas with low rates (grey-blue).

Some regions are largely uncharted so these colors are only intended to provide an impression of. STUDIES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Further Explorations on the Geographic Distribution of Multiple Sclerosis.

Report of the Third Conference of the Commission on Geographic Neurology, Epidemiology, and Statistics of the World Federation of Neurology. Copenhagen, September, Edited by Kay Hyllested and L.

T. Kurland. (Pp. ; illustrated. Data sources. In France, multiple sclerosis is one of the 30 long-term illnesses (affections de longue durée; ALDs) for which patients are covered for % of their health care the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has been established by a neurologist, a detailed request is addressed to the health insurance system by the neurologist to obtain ALD status Cited by: People get educate you undo nearly MS you receive messages are multiple sclerosis geographic distribution several bands in the CSF in more than a collective though you should seek advice from prednisolon and function at the same time in between ages 20 and