Prevalence and incidence of multiple sclerosis in western Greece: a 23-year survey.

  title={Prevalence and incidence of multiple sclerosis in western Greece: a 23-year survey.},
  author={Panagiotis Papathanasopoulos and Efthimia Gourzoulidou and Lambros Messinis and Vasillis Georgiou and Michalis Leotsinidis},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND The frequency of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Greece remains speculative, as data from many parts are still lacking. OBJECTIVE To estimate trends in MS prevalence and annual incidence in western Greece from January 1, 1984 to December 31, 2006. METHODS Patients were identified from the patient records of the Department of Neurology at Patras University Hospital in Rion-Patras. Only patients with a definite MS diagnosis according to Poser's criteria and retrospective application of… CONTINUE READING

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