Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Parsis of Bombay

N. E. Bharucha, E. P. Bharucha, N. H. Wadia, B. S. Singhal, A. E. Bharucha, A. V. Bhise, J. F. Kurtzke, B. S. Schoenberg

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Abstract

We carried out a door-to-door-survey to screen a community of 14,010 people (Parsis living in colonies in Bombay, India) for possible neurologic diseases, and used defined diagnostic criteria to evaluate people who tested positive on the screening survey. There were three clinically definite cases of multiple sclerosis (21/100,000). This is the first prevalence survey for multiple sclerosis in a large developing country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1988

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Bharucha, N. E., Bharucha, E. P., Wadia, N. H., Singhal, B. S., Bharucha, A. E., Bhise, A. V., Kurtzke, J. F., & Schoenberg, B. S. (1988). Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Parsis of Bombay. Neurology, 38(5), 727-729. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.38.5.727