Multiple sclerosis in the Faroe Islands. III. An alternative assessment of the three epidemics.

@article{Kurtzke1987MultipleSI,
  title={Multiple sclerosis in the Faroe Islands. III. An alternative assessment of the three epidemics.},
  author={John F. Kurtzke and K Hyllested},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={1987},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={317-39}
}
Among 32 resident Faroese, clinical MS began between 1943 and 1973 and comprised 3 epidemics, each one significantly later in time and lower in incidence than the preceding. This is confirmed by the present division of the cases of the epidemics according to the calendar time when the patients attained age 11. The risk of MS for Faroese of Epidemic I, (those who acquired the disease from asymptomatic British troops in the World War II occupation), was 18 per 10,000. Depending on the minimum… CONTINUE READING

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