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Skin cancer in people with multiple sclerosis: a record linkage study.

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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...

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10.1136/jech.58.2.142

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Seagroatt, V More by this author
Acheson, ED More by this author
Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume:
58
Issue:
2
Pages:
142-144
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:768705dc-f28a-40fc-9252-3547b07ba498
Source identifiers:
162802
Local pid:
pubs:162802

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