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Mortality in multiple sclerosis: meta-analysis of standardised mortality ratios.

Authors
  • Manouchehrinia, Ali1
  • Tanasescu, Radu2
  • Tench, Christopher R1
  • Constantinescu, Cris S1
  • 1 Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology Research Group, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
  • 2 Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology Research Group, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Colentina Hospital, Bucharest, Romania. , (Oman)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2016
Volume
87
Issue
3
Pages
324–331
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2015-310361
PMID: 25935887
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The excess mortality in MS relative to the general population has not changed over the past 50 years. Female patients with MS have higher survival disadvantage compared to that of males. Death due to cardiovascular diseases, suicide and infection is higher in patients with MS compared to the general population.

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