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The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Scotland: inferences from hospital admissions.

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BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder with a highly characteristic disease distribution. Prevalence and incidence in general increase with increasing distance from the equator. Similarly the female to male sex ratio increases with increasing latitude. Multiple possible risk factors have been hypothesised for this epidemiological trend, including human leukocyte antigen allele frequencies, ultraviolet exposure and subsequent vitamin D levels, smoking and Epstein-Barr ...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0014606

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, WTC Human Genetics
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
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Article: e14606
Publication date:
2011-01-27
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1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:1333b659-2a73-4489-9f5b-d65657dece86
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118036
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pubs:118036

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