Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be 50% more common in the U.S. than previously thought, according to a new research review.
Almost one in 1,000 people in the U.S. have MS, according to the review. … findings appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Neurology.
* Alzheimer's disease: 67 in 1,000 people 65 or older
* Parkinson's disease: 9.5 in 1,000 people 65 or older
* Autism spectrum disorders: 5.8 in 1,000 children
* Cerebral palsy: 2.4 in 1,000 children
* Stroke: 10 per 1,000 people
* MS (Multiple Sclerosis): 0.9 in 1,000 people
* ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease): 0.04 in 1,000 people
… they say their findings show "the burden of neurologic illness affects many millions of people in the United States."
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