A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience in Neurology
Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450,000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300,000,000.
Answered on Nov 14, 2014
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