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Autoimmune disease in families with multiple sclerosis: a population-based study.

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BACKGROUND: Evidence of an association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases would substantiate the hypothesis that MS is an autoimmune disease, and implicate a common mechanism. We aimed to investigate and compare the rate of autoimmune disease in MS patients, in their first-degree relatives, and in their unrelated spouses. METHODS: We used data from a national, multicentre, population-based sample to investigate the rate of autoimmune disease in 5031 MS patients, 30 ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Pages:
604-610
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:65c90444-5b2c-4c3f-adc6-dcc04076336c
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33882
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pubs:33882

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