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Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with multiple sclerosis in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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PMID:  21537557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of patients with MS in Uberaba (MG).
METHOD: We conducted a transversal descriptive study, with data analysis of 35 patients with MS.
RESULTS: Prevalence of MS was 12.5 cases/100,000 inhabitants, with a predominance in females (71.4%) and Caucasoid (85.7%). The current average age was (43.8 ys). The most common initial symptom was sensory (40%), followed by optical neuritis (25.7%). Expanded Disability Status Scale average score was 2.4. The relapsing-remitting form was predominant (88.6%), most (74.3%) were on immunomodulatory treatment and (40%) had college education.
CONCLUSION: Prevalence of MS in Uberaba (MG) is considered average in accordance to Kurtzke and Page and clinical features are consistent with most Brazilian studies.
Sônia Beatriz Félix Ribeiro; Danilo Fonseca Maia; João Batista Ribeiro; Fabrízio Antônio Gomide Cardoso; Cátia Silva
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil.
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