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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gender-related differences in MS

source: Mult Scler. 2008 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Gender-related differences in MS: a study of conventional and nonconventional MRI measures

summary: This study showed differences between men and women in brain MRI measures in people with MS, suggesting that sex hormones may be related to mechanisms of brain lesions and their repair.

authors: Antulov R, Weinstock-Guttman B, Cox J, Hussein S, Durfee J, Caiola C, Dwyer M, Bergsland N, Abdelrahman N, Stosic M, Hojnacki D, Munschauer F, Miletic D, Zivadinov R

Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA; Department of Radiology, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.

Background: Studies showed gender-associated differences in multiple sclerosis (MS) disease evolution and in the evolution of conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences according to a number of conventional and nonconventional MRI measures in patients with MS.

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1 comment:

Merelyme said...

This is very interesting. You know one thing I have always wondered is...why more women have MS than men.

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