Multiple sclerosis: Disability and mortality in a cohort of clinically diagnosed patients

A. Citterio, G. Azan, R. Bergamaschi, A. Erbetta, V. Cosi

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Abstract

A sample of hospitalized MS patients was selected according to clinical and demographic criteria with the aim of establishing prognostic factors. The sample included 52 patients with first hospitalization from 1 January, 1975, to 31 December, 1976. At follow-up after 12 years a malignant course was observed in 33 patients (death in 13, severe disability in 20 patients). The malignant course was related to age at onset (3=35 years) and higher disability, progressive course and cerebellar symptoms at onset. One half of patients with a reiapsing-remitting course entered into a progressive phase of the disease after a mean duration of 7.3 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Mortality
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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