Epidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in the province of Novara

D. Caputo, S. Marforio, A. Zibetti

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An epidemiological research has been conducted in Province of Novara by examining all cases from 1 January 1966 to 31 December 1975. Alter and Kurtzke's diagnostic criteria have been adopted, possible cases of M.S. were excluded from this study. The mean incidence rate is 1.8/100, the prevalence rate is 19.51/100,000. A higher prevalence rate was observed in the mountains (25.08/100,000). The most important clinical features are discussed with particular reference to the duration of the illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalActa Neurologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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