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Multiple Sclerosis by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You

Multiple Sclerosis by the Numbers MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) YOU CAN GET MS AT ANY AGE, is an autoimmune disease that affects the BUT MOST PEOPLE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM ARE DIAGNOSED BETWEEN THE AGES OF Researchers believe that MS causes the body's immune system to attack MYELIN, an insulating coating 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 around nerve cells. Rates of MS are higher farther from the equator > 400,000* ~2,5 MILLION* NORTHERN STATES 110 - 140 CASES CASES IN THE CASES IN PER 100,000 PEOPLE * 37TH PARALLEL UNITED STATES THE WORLD 57-78 CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE* In the United States, about 200 new cases are diagnosed each week. SOUTHERN STATES *ESTIMATED GLOBAL MEDIAN PREVALENCE OF MS: 30 PER 100,000 PEOPLE Norway: 160 The following countries have the highest incidence of MS per 100,000 people Sweden: 189 Denmark: 227 U.K.: 164 Germany: 149 Czech Republic: 160 Canada: 291 Hungary: 176 San Marino: 250 Cyprus: 175 The ratio of women with MS to People with men with MS is 2:1. If you have a parent or sibling with MS, you have a 1- 3% chance of developing it. TYPE 1 THYROID INFLAMMATORY DIABETES DISEASE BOWEL DISEASE An identical twin with MS raises your risk to 30%. are at a slightly increased risk of developing MS. Percentage of patients Percentage of people 85% diagnosed with diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS primary-progressive MS (RRMS) at onset (PPMS) at onset 10% Percentage of people with Percentage of people with progressive-relapsing MS RRMS who transition to 50% secondary-progressive MS (PRMS), the rarest form of MS (SPMS) within a decade of initial diagnosis 5% DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY, MS COSTS Women with MS often $8,528 - $54,244 experience relief from PER PATIENT PER YEAR IN THE U.S. symptoms during pregnancy, however... Compared with other chronic conditions, MS ranks second about 20 - 40% of pregnant women only to congestive heart failure in terms of costliness. with MS have a relapse within a few months of giving birth. Healthline © 2014 Healthline Networks | Illustration & Design by Owen Walz

Multiple Sclerosis by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You

shared by Healthline on Apr 30
(MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world. You can get MS at any age, but most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. There are relaps...




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