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Int J Med Invest 2019, 8(4): 9-15 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis: A Narrative Review
Payam Saadat, Seyed Mohammad Masood Hojjati *, Ali Alizadeh Khatir, Alijan Ahmadi Ahangar, Hoda Naghshineh
1. Mobility Impairment Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran 2. Department of Neurology, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory, and chronic disease that develops due to Myelin destruction lesions in the white matter of the brain, the spinal cord and the optic nerve. Due to the impact of the effect of cognition and the epidemiology of MS, our aim is to review the epidemiology of MS.  In this review, by using keywords including Multiple Sclerosis and through searches on valid scientific databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Ovid Medline and WHO site, articles and dissertations from 1990 to 2019 were found and reviewed. The studies show that many factors such as age, gender, geographical location, etc. influence the increasing incidence of MS. In this review, we aimed to review the epidemiology of MS.
Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, Epidemiology, Chronic Disease, Central Nervous System
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