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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Research Study To Pinpoint Factors That May Contribute To Faster Progression to Secondary Progressive MS

Aug 30, 2010

In a study of over 5,000 people with MS, researchers pinpointed motor symptoms at onset (such as muscle stiffness known as spasticity) and male gender as factors associated with a faster progression from relapsing-remitting MS to secondary-progressive MSMarcus Koch, MD (University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands), Helen Tremlett, PhD (University of British Columbia) and colleagues report on the findings in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (2010 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]). Researchers were funded by the National MS Society, the MS Society of Canada and others.

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