Author Topic: (Abst.) Multiple cause of death analysis in MS: A population-based study  (Read 17 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline agate

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8568
  • MS diagnosed 1980
  • Location: Pacific Northwest

Most authorities on MS will say that MS is rarely or never a "cause of death" although I've seen a few reports stating that a person "died of multiple sclerosis." I understand that that usually means "died of complications of multiple sclerosis."  This study, appearing in Neurology, addresses the issue of the cause of death in a large number of deaths where MS was mentioned--and concludes that the actual precipitating cause of death was something (like an infection) that could have been better treated or avoided.

From PubMed, January 15, 2020--"Multiple cause of death analysis in multiple sclerosis: A population-based study":
MS Speaks--online for 13 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
Last post March 19, 2016, 07:12:23 am
by agate
0 Replies
Last post May 23, 2017, 02:58:39 pm
by agate
0 Replies
Last post June 16, 2017, 08:15:39 am
by agate
0 Replies
Last post November 10, 2017, 10:52:57 am
by agate
1 Replies
Last post March 04, 2019, 09:36:37 pm
by agate