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Early life child exposure and the risk of multiple sclerosis: a population based study

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The precise aetiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is yet to be conclusively determined, but both genes and environment and interactions therof are important. It has been suggested that early life child exposure influences MS susceptibility. Here, in a population-based cohort, we investigated whether infant day care attendance influences the subsequent risk to develop MS. We identified 379 MS index cases and 101 spousal controls, all of whom were a single child (i.e. they had no biological sibs...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jns.2011.04.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Institution:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department:
Department of Medical Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Institution:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department:
Department of Medical Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Neurological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
307
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
162-163
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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ISSN:
0022-510X
URN:
uuid:6d7ae028-5d0f-4ce9-aae4-b6fe056ad06e
Local pid:
ora:5593

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