The relation of ultraviolet radiation and multiple sclerosis in Newfoundland.

@article{Sloka2008TheRO,
  title={The relation of ultraviolet radiation and multiple sclerosis in Newfoundland.},
  author={J. Scott Sloka and William E. M. Pryse-Phillips and Mark G Stefanelli},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          69-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND It has been thought that the occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) could be associated with daily ultraviolet exposure. In this study we investigated the geospatial association between average daily ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiance and MS prevalence in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. METHODS A complete list of patients diagnosed with MS in the province of NL was constructed. Places of habitation from birth to diagnosis were ascertained by mailout survey. RESULTS A 74% rate… CONTINUE READING
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