FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Thursday

 

Familial forms of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica at an MS center in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil: STUDY
























Image source: MUNDIBLOG

Abstract

Objective:
To describe familial forms of demyelinating diseases from an MS referral center in Río de Janeiro State, Brazil.

Methods:
A descriptive, cross-sectional study was done to identify familial IIDD cases in Hospital da Lagoa, a public hospital where 75% of patients with IIDD who live in Rio de Janeiro state, located in the Southeast region of Brazil, are referred. The diagnoses of all consecutive patients followed in 2011 were reviewed to apply new diagnostic criteria (Wingerchuk et al., 2008). The diagnosis of IIDD was confirmed based on clinical history, neurological examination, MRI of the skull and spinal cord, CSF analysis and investigation of IgG NMO antibodies. The cases that had at least one other relative with IIDD were selected for the study.

Results:
Familial forms were found only in the multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica syndrome (NMOSD) categories. 23 MS families were identified, 60.86% with first degree kinship. It has a Caucasian preponderance, 90% of whom were white. The frequency of early onset was 15% and 20% of the MSf cases have progressive primary course.

Conclusion:
The frequency of familial cases of IIDD was 6.12% among MS patients and 2.8% in NMO spectrum syndromes.

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by JOURNALOFTHENEUROLOGICALSCIENCES
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length

Labels:



Go to Newer News Go to Older News