Environmental factors in early childhood are associated with multiple sclerosis: a case-control study

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BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with increasing incidence mainly in high-income countries. One explanation of this phenomenon may be a higher prevalence of allergic and autoimmune diseases in industrialized countries as a consequence of otherwise beneficial advances in… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-11-123

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