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Article: Epidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese: questionnaire survey
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TitleEpidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese: questionnaire survey
香港華人多發性硬化症的流行病學研究:問卷調查
 
AuthorsLau, KK1
Wong, LKS
Li, LSW
Chan, YW1
Li, HL1
Wong, V1
 
Issue Date2002
 
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
 
CitationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2002, v. 8 n. 2, p. 77-80 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To study the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING: Neurology and paediatric neurology departments in Hong Kong from January through June 1999. PARTICIPANTS: All confirmed multiple sclerosis patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic data, investigation results, Kurtzke's Expanded Disability Status Scale during the last follow-up visit, number of relapses between 1997 and 1998, and treatments used/currently in use. RESULTS: Fifty-three Chinese multiple sclerosis patients were identified. The prevalence was thus estimated to be 0.77 per 100,000 population. This low prevalence was also noted in other multiple sclerosis studies from South-East Asia (range, 0.8-4 per 100,000 population). The female to male ratio among the Chinese multiple sclerosis sufferers was 9.6:1, a figure somewhat higher than that reported in the other studies from South-East Asia (range, 3.2-6.6:1). The Chinese multiple sclerosis patients in this study also had a high spinal cord involvement (66%) and a low presence of cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal banding (40%). These findings were different from those in Caucasian multiple sclerosis patients. CONCLUSION: Multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese has a low prevalence, a high female to male ratio, and a low cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal banding presence.
 
ISSN1024-2708
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.255
 
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dc.contributor.authorLau, KK
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, LKS
 
dc.contributor.authorLi, LSW
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, YW
 
dc.contributor.authorLi, HL
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, V
 
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:20:27Z
 
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:20:27Z
 
dc.date.issued2002
 
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To study the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING: Neurology and paediatric neurology departments in Hong Kong from January through June 1999. PARTICIPANTS: All confirmed multiple sclerosis patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic data, investigation results, Kurtzke's Expanded Disability Status Scale during the last follow-up visit, number of relapses between 1997 and 1998, and treatments used/currently in use. RESULTS: Fifty-three Chinese multiple sclerosis patients were identified. The prevalence was thus estimated to be 0.77 per 100,000 population. This low prevalence was also noted in other multiple sclerosis studies from South-East Asia (range, 0.8-4 per 100,000 population). The female to male ratio among the Chinese multiple sclerosis sufferers was 9.6:1, a figure somewhat higher than that reported in the other studies from South-East Asia (range, 3.2-6.6:1). The Chinese multiple sclerosis patients in this study also had a high spinal cord involvement (66%) and a low presence of cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal banding (40%). These findings were different from those in Caucasian multiple sclerosis patients. CONCLUSION: Multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese has a low prevalence, a high female to male ratio, and a low cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal banding presence.
 
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dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2002, v. 8 n. 2, p. 77-80 [How to Cite?]
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.255
 
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dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subject.meshMultiple Sclerosis - epidemiology - physiopathology
 
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies
 
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dc.titleEpidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese: questionnaire survey
 
dc.title香港華人多發性硬化症的流行病學研究:問卷調查
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Princess Margaret Hospital Hong Kong