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Description and characteristics of 81 patients attending the Reference Center for Multiple Sclerosis of the coastal region of the state of São Paulo-Brazil.
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PMID:  16258647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To register multiple sclerosis (MS) patients residing in the coastal region of the State of São Paulo (CEREM Litoral Paulista). METHOD: Individual interviews with identified cases of MS. RESULTS: 81 individuals with diagnosis of MS agreed to come for registration (62 females [76.5%], 19 males [23.5%]). 65% of all patients were residents of the city of Santos. The mean age of these patients was 43 years (14 to 74 years), and the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) was < or = 5.5 in 76.5% of the cases. 82.7% of the assessed patients presented the relapsing/remitting form of MS. 81.5% of all patients were undergoing treatment with immunomodulators. CONCLUSION: Due to their clinical profile, patients seem to come to CEREM Litoral Paulista for prescription of immunomodulators. There is a clear need to identify other cases in the region and to allow other forms of treatment to be put into practice.
Yara Dadalti Fragoso; Ana Patricia Perez Fiore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0004-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-31     Completed Date:  2006-05-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  741-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health for the State of São Paulo, DIR XIX, CEREM Litoral Paulista.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Patient Satisfaction
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunologic Factors

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