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Seasonality of admissions with multiple sclerosis in Scotland.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:   Previous studies have described a seasonal pattern of MS relapse risk. Vitamin D and infectious triggers are two major candidate environmental risk factors proposed to account for this effect. We aimed to assess MS admissions in Scotland for a possible effect of seasonality. METHODS:   Acute admissions with MS were obtained from the Scottish Morbidity Register between 1997 and 2009. We compared the pattern of these to admissions with other diagnoses. RESULTS:   We o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Journal:
European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Volume:
18
Issue:
8
Pages:
1109-1111
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1468-1331
ISSN:
1351-5101
URN:
uuid:400f0be9-5bf2-4453-b78e-1dfda5a716a9
Source identifiers:
166414
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pubs:166414

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