Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear


  • Canadian researchers funded by the National MS Society compared health records of 14,428 people with MS to 72,059 controls and discovered that people with MS use more health care (medications, doctor visits, hospitalizations) during the five years before their first symptoms of MS.
  • These findings suggest that there might be a measurable MS «prodrome»: an early emergence of unrecognized symptoms indicating the onset of disease.
  • Further study is necessary to determine the complex reasons for these increases in healthcare use. Finding a prodromal phase in MS could facilitate…

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