Patients with multiple sclerosis and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Sardinia, Italy: a cohort study.

@article{Marrosu2002PatientsWM,
  title={Patients with multiple sclerosis and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Sardinia, Italy: a cohort study.},
  author={Maria Giovanna Marrosu and Eleonora Cocco and Marina Lai and Gabriella Spinicci and Maria Paola Pischedda and Paolo Contu},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359 9316},
  pages={1461-5}
}
BACKGROUND Individuals from Sardinia, Italy, are at high risk of developing multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus. We attempted to assess the prevalence in this region of type 1 diabetes mellitus in individuals with multiple sclerosis, and to ascertain disease risk factors. METHODS We did a cohort study to assess prevalence of type 1 diabetes in 1090 people with multiple sclerosis, and in their parents (n=2180) and siblings (n=3300), all born and living in Sardinia. All participants… CONTINUE READING

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