History of MS

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History of MS

Postby Lyon » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:18 am

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Postby viper498 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:49 am

Bob,

My opinion on that would be in the early 1900's those who presented with more mild symptoms were passed off with other causes, while those who had PPMS and were going down hill fast got a clear diagnosis, and since medical technology wasn't near what it is today, those unfortunate souls suffered a natural course. I've thought about that many times before and that is my best guess.

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Postby bromley » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:49 am

Bob,

Treat this stuff as nonsense - I could buy into it, if it was measles or something. A person with MS in 1900 would have relapses (assuming had RR) and would see some recovery (steroids not used then to treat MS). I suppose they could die because of a bladder infection with no abx to speak of. It does seem a bit of an extreme statistic to show how the researchers / drugs companies / MS Societies have helped. I suspect that survival rates are better now, as they are for everyone, because of immunisation, better diets, good drinking water, better housing, anti-biotics, better healthcare.

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Postby viper498 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:54 am

Oh yeah, and what Ian said! ;-)... Those all factor in to survival rate.

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