Comorbid Illness Is Significant Among Patients With MS

Jones, Ariel
June 2011
Neurology Reviews;Jun2011, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p7
The article focuses on the association of comorbid illnesses in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). According to a study, adults suffering from MS have higher pervalence of comorbid neurologic, psychatric and cardiovascular conditions such as headache, depression, and angina. The study also notes that neurologic and psychatric comorbidities pose various challenges in treating patients with MS.


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