US Study: Black Patients Have More Severe Disease Than Whites

US Study: Black Patients Have More Severe Disease Than Whites

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US Study: Black Patients Have More Severe Disease Than Whites

Blacks with multiple sclerosis (MS) have more severe disease and greater disability at their first visit than white patients, even when differences in socioeconomic status are taken into account, a large U.S. study found. The data showed that Black patients with MS had lower scores on some measures of neurological health, such as walking and manual dexterity, or the ability to use one’s hands in a skillful, coordinated way. Moreover, Blacks showed more evidence of…

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