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Article: Epidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese: questionnaire survey

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
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45233
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2014 Impact Factor: 0.872
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.237

 

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dc.contributor.authorLau, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, LKSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, LSWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, YWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, HLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:20:27Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2002, v. 8 n. 2, p. 77-80en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45233-
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.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_HK
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dc.subject.meshMultiple Sclerosis - epidemiology - physiopathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.titleEpidemiological study of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese: questionnaire surveyen_HK
dc.title香港華人多發性硬化症的流行病學研究:問卷調查zh_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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