Dr. Zivadinov gave an overview of his research results to date. CCSVI has been found more often in MS cases than in people with other neurological diseases, and more often in people with a first MS-like symptom (clinically isolated syndrome or CIS) than in healthy controls. There is no difference in CCSVI frequency in adults vs. children.
E. Ann Yeh, MD, UB assistant professor of neurology and a major collaborator on the study, noted that of the 10 pediatric MS patients who participated in the study, five presented with CCSVI (50 percent), yielding prevalence similar to that in adult MS patients.
"Although the sample size was too small to draw any firm conclusions, these results suggest that CCSVI is also present in children and is not the result of aging," she says.
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