Association between anemia and multiple sclerosis

Tatiana Koudriavtseva, Rosaria Renna, Domenico Plantone, Chiara Mandoj, Maria Cristina Piattella, Diana Giannarelli

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Background/Aims: The relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and anemia has not been clarified sufficiently. In this retrospective, cross-sectional, case-control study we evaluated in MS patients: (1) prevalence of anemia relative to sex- and age-matched controls; (2) relationships between patients' demographic, clinical and drug-related characteristics and anemia; (3) effect of anemia on the risk of developing MS. Methods: 187 consecutive MS patients (51 males, mean age (±SD) 44.5 ± 10.7 years) and 200 controls (56 males, mean age 45.5 ± 12 years) were included in the study. Anemia was defined as hemoglobin

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2015


  • Anemia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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