Clinical characteristics of African Americans vs Caucasian Americans with multiple sclerosis

  title={Clinical characteristics of African Americans vs Caucasian Americans with multiple sclerosis},
  author={Bruce A. C. Cree and Omar A. Khan and Dennis Bourdette and Douglas S. Goodin and J. A. Cohen and Ruth Ann Marrie and David Glidden and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman and David Reich and Nigel Patterson and Jonathan L. Haines and Margaret A. Pericak-Vance and Carolyn DeLoa and J. R. Oksenberg and Stephen L. Hauser},
  pages={2039 - 2045}
Background: African American (AA) individuals are thought to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) less frequently than Caucasian American (CA) individuals. Objective: To compare the clinical characteristics of AA and CA patients with MS. Methods: The clinical features of MS were compared in a large retrospective cohort of AA (n = 375) and CA (n = 427) subjects. Results: The proportion of women to men was similar in AA and CA subjects (81% [AA] vs 77% [CA]; p = 0.122). There were no differences in… 

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