Multiple Sclerosis: risk factors in children

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Multiple Sclerosis: risk factors in children

Postby MSUK » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:36 am

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Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world with approximately 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Primarily striking in adulthood, physicians and researchers with the Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Diseases Network (CPDDN), a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary group, have found that MS is being increasinglydiagnosed in children.

A study by the CPDDN published in the journal Neurology, identifies a particular gene involved in the immune response that puts certain children at a higher risk of developing MS.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1408
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Postby Cece » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:48 am

Interesting, squiffy.

One in 20 adults with MS can trace the disease back to a paediatric event, and therefore have had the disease for many years.

Only one in twenty? Huh. I had symptoms in childhood, a first relapse at age 16, more mild relapses and optic neuritis over the years, not diagnosed until age 30.
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