OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) varies with latitude: it increases with distance from the equator in both hemispheres. To seek evidence on whether solar radiation is a protective factor for MS, this study investigated whether skin cancer, as an indicator of solar radiation, is less common in people with MS than in others. DESIGN: Analysis of a database of linked hospital records and death certificates. SETTING: The Oxford Region of the National Health Service, England. SU...Expand abstract
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Skin cancer in people with multiple sclerosis: a record linkage study.
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