The presence of normal-appearing brain tissue (NABT) changes was investigated in 30 first-degree relatives of patients with MS, using magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) histograms. When compared with controls, relatives of patients with familial (p = 0.01) and sporadic (p = 0.01) MS had lower NABT MTR histogram peak heights. This study suggests a reduction of truly normal NABT in asymptomatic relatives of patients with MS.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 22 2002|
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