Algis wrote:At least there is ~ 12 cases in Taiwan; as we see the doctor the same day; Tuesday morning...
But it's only 1 consultation in 1 day every 3 months in 1 hospital in 1 city...
I- for one - certainly never got enough sunshine.
But I cant relate to anybody else Cheers!!
Cece wrote:I should probably look this up before I speak from (MS-affected) memory!
A 2005 study in the journal European Neurology showed that MS among Kuwaitis more than doubled between 1993 and 2000. And other studies, which looked more generally at the problems dubbed "Gulf War Syndrome," mention the possible dangers of oil-well smoke, vaccines and sarin from the destruction of weapons.
Multiple Sclerosis Rates Elevated in Kuwait 1993-2000
Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Kuwait: new trends in incidence and prevalence.
The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is undergoing dramatic changes; MS is occurring with increased frequency in many parts of the world. In this retrospective study, we examined the changes in incidence and prevalence of MS in Kuwait in the period between 1993 and 2000.
We analysed the records of patients with clinically defined and laboratory supported MS. The total incidence rate increased from 1.05/100,000 population in 1993 to 2.62/100,000 in 2000. The increased incidence of MS was most pronounced among Kuwaiti women (from 2.26/100,000 in 1993 to 7.79/100,000 in 2000. The total prevalence rate increased from 6.68/100,000 in 1993 to 14.77/100,000 in 2000. It was much higher for Kuwaitis (31.15/100,000), as compared to non-Kuwaitis (5.55/ 100,000), in a complete reversal of the pattern observed before 1990.
The prevalence was also higher among Kuwaiti women (35.54/100,000), as compared with Kuwaiti men (26.65/100,000). In conclusion, the incidence and prevalence of MS in Kuwait has increased between the early and late 1990s with no signs of leveling off. In a geographic area that was previously associated with low prevalence, local environmental factors may be responsible for these dramatic changes.
Alshubaili AF, Alramzy K, Ayyad YM, Gerish Y.
Department of Neurology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Safat, Kuwait.
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