Monthly ambient sunlight, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis.

  title={Monthly ambient sunlight, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Helen Tremlett and Ingrid A F van der Mei and Fotini Pittas and Leigh Blizzard and Glenys Anna Paley and Desiree Mesaros and Richard Woodbaker and Manuel N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Terence Dwyer and Bruce V Taylor and Anne-Louise Ponsonby},
  volume={31 4},
BACKGROUND Monthly variation in multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses has been found. The relationship between seasonal environmental factors, infections, serum vitamin D [25(OH)D] and MS relapses is undetermined. METHODS We prospectively followed a population-based cohort of relapsing-remitting (RR) MS patients in Southern Tasmania for a mean 2.3 years (January 2002-April 2005). Associations between monthly ambient environmental factors, estimated serum 25(OH)D, upper respiratory tract (URT… CONTINUE READING
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