Familial MS Most Common in Children, Women, Warmer Climates

Familial MS Most Common in Children, Women, Warmer Climates

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Familial MS Most Common in Children, Women, Warmer Climates

Inherited or familial multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs most frequently in children, women, and people living in warmer climates, a new study suggests. Prevalence rates also differ according to geographical areas, with Canada exhibiting the highest rates and Hungary the lowest. The study, “The global prevalence of familial multiple sclerosis: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in the journal BMC Neurology. MS is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological disability, affecting more than 2.5…

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