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Multiple sclerosis: risk factors, prodromes, and potential causal pathways.

Abstract:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common, complex neurological disease. The precise aetiology of MS is not yet known, although epidemiological data indicate that both genetic and environmental factors are important. The evidence that the environment acts long before MS becomes clinically evident is well established and suggests the existence of a prodromal phase for the disease. The increasing incidence of MS emphasises the need for strategies to prevent this chronic disorder, and the possibility ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Pages:
727-739
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:2f8dad39-21db-4f4a-aa33-506bd9bb9106
Source identifiers:
299436
Local pid:
pubs:299436

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