Characteristics of multiple sclerosis in aboriginals living in British Columbia
Summary: This novel retrospective, epidemiological, comparison study from British Columbia, Canada, uses existing clinical and genetic data to compare disease characteristics between MS patients of aboriginal origin with those with non-aboriginal origin.
The authors found no significant differences between the MS aboriginals and the non-matched, much larger, comparator group with respect to age, sex or disease course. However, aboriginals progressed more rapidly to EDSS 6 from disease onset. This interesting paper incorporates the largest aboriginal cohort identified to date and suggests a more rapid rate of progression in these patients. ... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2325