Possible increasing risk of multiple sclerosis in Catania, Sicily.

  title={Possible increasing risk of multiple sclerosis in Catania, Sicily.},
  author={Alessandra Nicoletti and Francesco Patti and Salvatore Lo Fermo and Valentina Sorbello and Ester Reggio and Davide Maimone and Mario Zappia and Arturo Reggio},
  volume={65 8},
OBJECTIVE To update prevalence and incidence rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Catania, Italy during 1990 to 1999 and evaluate their temporal profiles to assess a possible increase in the MS risk in our study population. METHODS We studied the frequency of MS in Catania, Italy (population of 313,110 as reported in the 2001 census). The primary sources for the case ascertainment were the neurologic and motor-rehabilitation departments, the MS centers, the Italian MS Association, private… CONTINUE READING
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