Autoimmunity in multiple sclerosis.

  title={Autoimmunity in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Jacques de Keyser},
  volume={38 3},
Multiple sclerosis reportedly coexists with disorders of autoimmune origin. The prevalence with which such disorders occur in the MS population has not been adequately investigated. We reviewed the medical records of 828 patients with definite MS and found that 4.8% had a past or present associated disorder in which autoimmune mechanisms presumably play a role. The cumulative prevalence of these disorders was no higher than that estimated for the general population. Serum from 105 patients… CONTINUE READING
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