1eye wrote:What do we think we know about "MS"?
--- It does not always strike at the same age, but usually between the ages of ?? and ?? years.
--- It affect women more than men, depending on how you also group the populations:
race? location? economic status? days of sunshine per year?
--- in varying female/male proportions from ?? to ??.
--- It is not an always-fatal disease, but generally shortens the lives of its victims by ?? years.
--- It has an (autoimmune? viral? fungal? bacterial? congenital? environmental? traumatic? diet-caused) etiology.
--- The world population of people who have been diagnosed with it is ??
--- The populations of Canada and the United States (Britain, Europe, Asia, China, Scandinavia, Africa, Russia?) who have been diagnosed with are ?? and ??
--- The precedence rate among these respective populations is ??... and averages to ??
--- The course can vary but it tends to affect people for larger and larger proportions of the time and have worsening disability, after their first sign of it, except for those for whom there are no remissions, and also those for whom there is only ever one attack, with a permanent remission. It varies between those two extremes. The most common case is relapsing-remitting, which tends to worsen to the point where no more remissions occur. Another way of looking at this is that disabilities become more and more permanent.
I'm sure there are many others. Can we agree on any "MS" facts?
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