The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, 1997

The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, 1997

Autor Callegaro, D. Google Scholar
Goldbaum, M. Google Scholar
Morais, L. Google Scholar
Tilbery, C. P. Google Scholar
Moreira, M. A. Google Scholar
Gabbai, A. A. Google Scholar
Scaff, M. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo July 1, 1997 was stipulated as the day for estimating the prevalence of multiple sclerosis within the city of São Paulo. the patients were identified via various sources, including associated universities and magnetic resonance services of the city of São Paulo. the area covered by the study has a population of 9,380,000, mainly white and of European origin, with a large number of immigrants from Spain and Portugal. the patients were classified in accordance with the criteria of Poser et al. (1983), and only those with defined multiple sclerosis were registered. the study gave a prevalence of 15.01/10(5) inhabitants, or three times the value obtained in a similar study in 1990. This increase reveals the large[number of cases encompassed by the study, and is attributed to the use or more detailed recording methods, improvements in diagnosis, and better conditions for treatment.
Assunto multiple sclerosis
primary progressive
secondary chronic progressive
Idioma Inglês
Data 2001-10-01
Publicado em Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. Copenhagen: Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd, v. 104, n. 4, p. 208-213, 2001.
ISSN 0001-6314 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd
Extensão 208-213
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000171168600003

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