Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Arabs in Kuwait: a comparative study between Kuwaitis and Palestinians.

@article{Aldin1990EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Arabs in Kuwait: a comparative study between Kuwaitis and Palestinians.},
  author={A N Al-din and Mustafa Khogali and Charles M. Poser and Khaled E. Al-Nassar and R. A. Shakir and Javed H Hussain and K Behbahani and Gurmeet S. Chadha},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={100 1-2},
  pages={137-41}
}
On December 31, 1988 there were 201 registered multiple sclerosis patients in Kuwait, an overall prevalence rate (PR) of 10.2 per 100,000; among them were 186 Arabs, of whom 72 were Palestinians and 51 Kuwaitis. Comparison of these two subgroups, who had a similar age distribution revealed that the disease was 2 1/2 times more frequent among Palestinians (PR 23.8/100,000) than among Kuwaitis (PR 9.5/100,000). Palestinians also showed significant differences from Kuwaitis in eye color, blood… CONTINUE READING

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