More than two and a half million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (MS). In a worrying trend, the number of new patients appears to be increasing - especially the number of women, compared with men, developing this chronic incurable disease of the central nervous system.
This week more than 7000 leading MS physicians and researchers are in Lyon, France, attending the annual scientific conference of The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).
In the official Conference press briefing, leading MS clinicians described some of the unanswered questions currently perplexing the MS community.
"One concern is the growing proportion of women, compared with men who develop MS. Since the 1950s this proportion has grown from a ratio of 2:1 (women to men) to 3:1. "We don't know why," said Professor Christian Confavreux, Hopital Neurologique, Lyon, France and Chair of ECTRIMS 2012. ...Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479