Multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in northern New Zealand than previously reported.

@article{Chancellor2003MultipleSI,
  title={Multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in northern New Zealand than previously reported.},
  author={Andrew Martin Chancellor and Michael Addidle and Keith C Dawson},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={79-83}
}
BACKGROUND There have been no studies of multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalence from New Zealand (NZ) in the past two decades, and only one in a northern NZ district. Our impression was that the local prevalence of MS was higher than previously published data would suggest. There is limited access to new treatments for MS in NZ. AIMS The present paper aims to: (i). measure the prevalence of definite and probable MS in the Bay of Plenty (BOP), a North Island province, (ii). compare this with… CONTINUE READING