Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Kuwait: new trends in incidence and prevalence.

  title={Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Kuwait: new trends in incidence and prevalence.},
  author={Asmahan F Alshubaili and K Alramzy and Youssef Ayyad and Y Gerish},
  journal={European neurology},
  volume={53 3},
The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is undergoing dramatic changes; MS is occurring with increased frequency in many parts of the world. In this retrospective study, we examined the changes in incidence and prevalence of MS in Kuwait in the period between 1993 and 2000. We analyzed the records of patients with clinically defined and laboratory supported MS. The total incidence rate increased from 1.05/100,000 population in 1993 to 2.62/100,000 in 2000. The increased incidence of MS was… CONTINUE READING

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