|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 12--7
Clinical profile of multiple sclerosis in north-west India.
P Syal, S Prabhakar, A Thussu, S Sehgal, N Khandelwal
Department of Neurology, Immunopathology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, U.T., 160012, India., India
A total of 100 patients were enrolled in this study with the clinical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). This included prospective analysis of 35 patients and retrospective analysis of 65 patients from their medical records spanning a period from January 1986 to March 1998. They were divided into 3 groups (i) overall group (ii) MRI group (where MRI was available) (iii) No MRI group (where MRI was not available). Data in terms of clinical features and laboratory investigations were compared in the three groups. MS was found to constitute 2.54% of neurology admission between January 1993 to December 1997. It was higher as compared to previous data from our institute (1.58%). Cerebellar symptoms were higher in the MRI group as compared to the non MRI group. The clinical spectrum of MS in the MRI group was comparable to that in the west. Obviously the MRI helps in early diagnosis of milder and atypical cases. Oligoclonal bands were found in 30.5% of cases only.
Department of Neurology, Immunopathology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, U.T., 160012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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