AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database

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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database

Postby MSUK » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:48 am


The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from the premier health institute have announced.

"The neurology centre at AIIMS has today is seeing more MS patients residing in tier I and tier II cities from across the country. Therefore efforts are being made to collate the data and understand the disease from an Indian perspective, which as of now, is not the case as the disease is considered more predominant in the western countries," said Rohit Bhatia, an additional professor of neurology at AIIMS.

"In this regard, the AIIMS is keen to set up of a National MS Registry for maintenance of epidemiological data of MS patients from across the country for evidence based research, treatment, and education," he added.... Read More - ... ageid/2325
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