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Sun Exposure across the Life Course Significantly Modulates Early Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Course

Simpson, Steve; van der Mei, Ingrid A. F.; Lucas, Robyn; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Broadley, Simon; Blizzard, Leigh; Taylor, Bruce


Background: Low vitamin D and/or sun exposure have been associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) onset. However, comparatively, few studies have prospectively examined associations between these factors and clinical course. Objectives: To evaluate the association of sun exposure parameters and vitamin D levels with conversion to MS and relapse risk in a prospectively monitored cohort of 145 participants followed after a first demyelinating event up to 5-year review (AusLong...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-02-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Neurology
DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00016
Access Rights: Open Access


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