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A 60-year follow-up of the incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Hordaland County, Western Norway.

Authors
  • Grytten, N1
  • Aarseth, J H2
  • Lunde, H M B3
  • Myhr, K M4
  • 1 Department of Neurology, Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Competence Centre, Haukeland University Hospital (HUS), Bergen, Norway Department of Clinical Medicine, KG Jebsen Center for MS research, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 2 Department of Neurology, Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Registry and Biobank, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 3 Department of Neurology, Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Competence Centre, Haukeland University Hospital (HUS), Bergen, Norway. , (Norway)
  • 4 Department of Clinical Medicine, KG Jebsen Center for MS research, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Department of Neurology, Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Registry and Biobank, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
87
Issue
1
Pages
100–105
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2014-309906
PMID: 25714916
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Stabilising rather than increasing incidence combined with the stable female/male ratio are indicative of non-fluctuating environmental factors in a geographical area otherwise characterised by lack of vitamin D effective sun exposure. The rising prevalence of MS could result from improved survival and follow-up methodology.

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