Multiple sclerosis in 54 twinships: concordance rate is independent of zygosity. French Research Group on Multiple Sclerosis.

@article{1992MultipleSI,
  title={Multiple sclerosis in 54 twinships: concordance rate is independent of zygosity. French Research Group on Multiple Sclerosis.},
  author={},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={724-7}
}
  • Published 1992 in Annals of neurology
In a large population-based multiple sclerosis (MS) sample (n = 7,951), 116 twins were identified (1.4%), of which it was possible to contact 97. In 27 pairs, the twin of the patient with MS was dead. Among the 70 remaining pairs, 16 were excluded because either the index patient or their twin did not accept protocol requirements. The final sample included 54 pairs. Twin zygosity was determined by DNA fingerprint analysis. We found 17 monozygotic pairs and 37 dizygotic pairs. One of the 17… CONTINUE READING

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