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Low maternal exposure to ultraviolet radiation in pregnancy, month of birth, and risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring: longitudinal analysis

Staples, Judith A; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Lim, Lynette


Objectives: To investigate the distribution of month of birth in people with multiple sclerosis in Australia. To use the large regional and seasonal variation in ambient ultraviolet radiation in Australia to explore the association between exposure to ultraviolet radiation during pregnancy and subsequent risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring. Design: Data were gathered on birth month and year (1920-1950), sex, and state of birth for all patients surveyed in 1981 in Queensland, Western...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ - British Medical Journal
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c1640


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