Blacks with MS at more visual risk

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Blacks with MS at more visual risk

Postby MSUK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:06 am

Retinal damage and visual impairment appear to impact African Americans diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than Caucasian Americans, researchers reported here.

In black MS patients who have a history of optical neuritis there was a significant loss of 4.9 letters -- nearly a line of visual acuity -- when compared with white patients [95% CI minus 8.8-minus 1.0; (P=0.016)], reported Dorian Kimbrough, MD, a post-doctoral fellow in neuroimmunology at Johns Hopkins University..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/ethnicgroups
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