Female gender and reproductive factors affecting risk, relapses and progression in multiple sclerosis.

@article{Dhooghe2013FemaleGA,
  title={Female gender and reproductive factors affecting risk, relapses and progression in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Marie B. D'hooghe and Thomas D'hooghe and Jacques de Keyser},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={73-84}
}
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory demyelina-ting and degenerative disease of the central nervous system, is a frequent cause of neurological disability in young adults. Female predominance has increased over the last decades. Although female gender carries a higher risk of developing relapsing remitting MS, being female and at child-bearing age also appears to provide some protection against cognitive decline and against progressive onset MS, an adverse predictive factor when… CONTINUE READING
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