Smokers with MS more likely to report comorbid disease

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Smokers with MS more likely to report comorbid disease

Postby MSUK » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:22 am


Background/Aims: Smoking is a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS) and autoimmune disease, and might explain an increased risk of comorbid autoimmune disease (CAD) in MS. We compared the risk of CAD in smokers and nonsmokers with MS.

Methods: Participants enrolled in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis Registry reported their smoking status, the presence of CAD and the year of diagnosis. We used multivariable logistic regression to determine the independent association between smoking and CAD. We also compared the risk of developing a CAD in current smokers versus never-smokers who did not report any CAD at MS onset, using a proportional hazards model.... Read More - ... ageid/2873
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