Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona

Colin R Bamford, W. A. Sibley, C. Thies

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We studied 178 MS patients and 82 controls for 5 years. A monthly pattern in the frequency of exacerbations in Arizona differed from the patterns seen in other regions of the world. Exacerbations were most common in warmer months. No explanation for this was found. In this prospective study, the frequency of viral infections in the MS patients was lower than in the controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983

Fingerprint

Multiple Sclerosis
Virus Diseases
Prospective Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona. / Bamford, Colin R; Sibley, W. A.; Thies, C.

In: Neurology, Vol. 33, No. 6, 1983, p. 697-701.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamford, CR, Sibley, WA & Thies, C 1983, 'Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona', Neurology, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 697-701.
Bamford, Colin R ; Sibley, W. A. ; Thies, C. / Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona. In: Neurology. 1983 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 697-701.
@article{172f672fc4da4eb0a230e95ad23dc067,
title = "Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona",
abstract = "We studied 178 MS patients and 82 controls for 5 years. A monthly pattern in the frequency of exacerbations in Arizona differed from the patterns seen in other regions of the world. Exacerbations were most common in warmer months. No explanation for this was found. In this prospective study, the frequency of viral infections in the MS patients was lower than in the controls.",
author = "Bamford, {Colin R} and Sibley, {W. A.} and C. Thies",
year = "1983",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "33",
pages = "697--701",
journal = "Neurology",
issn = "0028-3878",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Seasonal variation of multiple sclerosis exacerbations in Arizona

AU - Bamford, Colin R

AU - Sibley, W. A.

AU - Thies, C.

PY - 1983

Y1 - 1983

N2 - We studied 178 MS patients and 82 controls for 5 years. A monthly pattern in the frequency of exacerbations in Arizona differed from the patterns seen in other regions of the world. Exacerbations were most common in warmer months. No explanation for this was found. In this prospective study, the frequency of viral infections in the MS patients was lower than in the controls.

AB - We studied 178 MS patients and 82 controls for 5 years. A monthly pattern in the frequency of exacerbations in Arizona differed from the patterns seen in other regions of the world. Exacerbations were most common in warmer months. No explanation for this was found. In this prospective study, the frequency of viral infections in the MS patients was lower than in the controls.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0020539957&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0020539957&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 33

SP - 697

EP - 701

JO - Neurology

JF - Neurology

SN - 0028-3878

IS - 6

ER -