Multiple sclerosis in North Norway, and first appearance in an indigenous population

  title={Multiple sclerosis in North Norway, and first appearance in an indigenous population},
  author={S. A. Gr\onlie and Eli Anne Myrvoll and Gitte Hansen and Marit Gr\onning and Svein Ivar Mellgren},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
This study was performed to determine the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1993 and annual incidence rates 1983–1992, and to examine whether the disease occurs among the Sami people. According to earlier reports the two northernmost counties of Norway, Troms and Finnmark with 225,000 inhabitants, have a relatively low prevalence of MS: 20.6 per 100,000 in 1973 and 31.5 in 1983. Also no person who is of pure Sami heritage (i.e., with both parents speaking Sami natively) has been found… CONTINUE READING

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