Author(s): Miller DH, Hammond SR, McLeod JG, Purdie G, Skegg DC
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Abstract The prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recently reported from nine regions of Australia and New Zealand. There is a marked variation of prevalence with latitude. MS is seven times more common in southern New Zealand than in tropical Queensland. On current evidence, it is suggested that in both countries this variation is predominantly due to environmental rather than genetic factors.
This article was published in J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
and referenced in Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery