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Features of multiple sclerosis in older patients in South Wales.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2227469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple sclerosis (MS) may occur outside the commonly accepted age range. Data relating to features of MS in a population in South Wales have been analysed to find features which characterise older patients. The older patients are more severely disabled due to the accumulation of visual defects and motor signs and symptoms. The course of the disease is marked by single localised attacks with long remissions. Those with onset over 50 years deteriorate more rapidly, but in those who were over 50 at the time of interview, this did not occur. It is suggested that there is no essential difference in MS in older patients, but there may be features which reflect normal ageing and diseases commoner in old age.
A D White; R J Swingler; D A Compston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerontology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0304-324X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gerontology     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-12     Completed Date:  1990-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7601655     Medline TA:  Gerontology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*

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