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The onset location of multiple sclerosis predicts the location of subsequent relapses

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:26pm
MSIF - January 2009
authors: Mowry EM, Deen S, Malikova I, Pelletier J, Bacchetti P, Waubant E
source: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print] - Pubmed

summary: This study showed that people with MS whose first relapse is in the spinal cord or optic nerve have more risk of having a second episode in the same location.

BACKGROUND: Demyelinating events in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) can involve several locations in the central nervous system. We sought to determine if initial clinical demyelinating event (IDE) location predicts subsequent clinical relapse locations in early RRMS.

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