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 Omeir Khan and Dennis N. Bourdette and Douglas S. Goodin and Jeffrey A. Cohen and Ruth Ann Marrie and D Glidden and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman and Dan Reich and Neil Patterson and Jonathan L. Haines and MA Pericak-Vance and Carolyn DeLoa and Jorge Oksenberg and Stephen L. Hauser},
  volume={63 11},
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… CONTINUE READING


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