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Clinical characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis in Kuwait Data from the new MS Registry of Amiri Hospital.
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PMID:  21985585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objectives: To study clinical characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in Kuwait and to collect data on annual relapse-rates and disability measures. Method: An MS Registry was created in Amiri Hospital. Demographic, clinical characteristics and disability measures using EDSS score at last visit were collected. Results: Data from 218 patients formed the basis of the study cohort. Female: male ratio was 1.95. Mean age of onset of MS was 26.8 years. 78% had a relapsing remitting course, 9.2% had secondary progressive course, and 2.8% had primary progressive course. The CIS group constituted 10.1%. The mean disease duration was 8 ± 7.2 years. 45% of patients had ≤ 5 years of disease duration, followed by 24.3% and 25.2% in the 5-10 and 10-20 years durations. Only 5.5% had MS for >20 years. 77.1% of patients had <1 relapse per year while 22% had 1-2 relapses per year. 67.89% of patients had EDSS score <4 whereas 17.89% were found to have EDSS of ≥6. Summary: MS in Kuwait predominantly affects female. The mean age of onset and frequency of MS types are comparable to worldwide figures. The annual relapse rates and the EDSS scores were relatively low in our cohort.
R Alroughani; A Ashkanani; S Lamdhade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1563-5279     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Amiri Hospital , Kuwait.
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