Multiple sclerosis: severity and progression rate in African Americans compared with whites.

@article{Kaufman2003MultipleSS,
  title={Multiple sclerosis: severity and progression rate in African Americans compared with whites.},
  author={Michael David Kaufman and Susan K. Johnson and David I. Moyer and Jessica Bivens and Harry James Norton},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={
          582-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Although epidemiology indicates that multiple sclerosis is more common among whites than African Americans, the course of disease may be more aggressive among African Americans. This study examines disease course in a large multiple sclerosis clinic population. DESIGN A case-controlled, retrospective record review compared the severity of multiple sclerosis for African Americans and for whites. Because the baseline demographics of the two groups differed, we performed analyses of… CONTINUE READING
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