Regional and temporal variation in the incidence of multiple sclerosis in Finland 1979-1993.

@article{Sumelahti2000RegionalAT,
  title={Regional and temporal variation in the incidence of multiple sclerosis in Finland 1979-1993.},
  author={M-L Sumelahti and Pentti J. Tienari and Juhani Wikstr{\"o}m and J. Palo and Matti K. Hakama},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={67-75}
}
Previous surveys in Finland from the 1960s have documented an uneven geographic distribution of multiple sclerosis (MS). In the present study, the incidence of MS was studied during 1979-1993 in the western Vaasa and Seinäjoki regions and in southern Uusimaa. The overall difference between the western and southern regions persisted; 8.7 per 100,000 in the western, and 5.1 per 100,000 in the southern region. The incidence of 11.6 per 100,000 in Seinäjoki was more than twofold greater than the 5… CONTINUE READING

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