Limited Impact of the Summer Heat Wave in France (2003) on Hospital Admissions and Relapses for Multiple Sclerosis

  title={Limited Impact of the Summer Heat Wave in France (2003) on Hospital Admissions and Relapses for Multiple Sclerosis},
  author={N. Tataru and C. Vidal and P. Decavel and E. Berger and L. Rumbach},
  pages={28 - 32}
  • N. Tataru, C. Vidal, +2 authors L. Rumbach
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) often report worsening of symptoms with increased environmental temperature. The aim of this paper was to determine whether or not the heat wave of the summer of 2003 in France was responsible for an increase in hospital admissions and relapses in MS patients. MS patients who were hospitalized between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2003 were identified, and we established which patients were suffering relapses. Hospitalization and relapse seasonality were… CONTINUE READING
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