Prevalence and pattern of multiple sclerosis in Benghazi, north-eastern Libya.

  title={Prevalence and pattern of multiple sclerosis in Benghazi, north-eastern Libya.},
  author={Kurupath Radhakrishnan and P. P. Ashok and R. Sridharan and M E Mousa},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={70 1},
A search for Libyan patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) was made in Benghazi, located on the southern Mediterranean coast at a latitude of 32 degrees N. Twenty-one clinically definite and probable cases were detected during the period July 1982-June 1984. On the basis of 2 probable incidental cases, the incidence for 1983 was 0.8 per 100 000 of the population at risk (10-50 years). On July 1st, 1984, the rough prevalence rate for the total population was 4 per 100 000 and the age-adjusted… CONTINUE READING


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