|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 8--11
Multiple sclerosis : experience in neuroimaging era from western India.
J Mani, N Chaudhary, S Ravat, PU Shah
Department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, 400012, India., India
31 patients of multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosed in the last six years in a large teaching hospital were reviewed. The hospital incidence of 0.85% of total admissions in neurology unit in western India is comparable to the series from other parts of India. The mean age at onset was slightly lower compared to other series. The female preponderence was noted in addition to higher incidence of Devic's syndrome. Visual loss (47%) and motor weakness (27%) were the commonest presenting symptoms. The clinical pattern was more similar to Asian series of MS than the western series. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. 24 out of 25 MRI of Brain and 15 out of 16 MRI of spine were abnormal. CSF immuno-globulins were raised in 80% of patients who underwent CSF study. The data has been compared with other Indian, Asian and Western series.
Department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, 400012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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