Black Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Have Worse Disease

Black Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Have Worse Disease

Recent incidence reports suggest that multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasing among African Americans. Now, new findings published in the journal Neurology support mounting evidence that African Americans also experience more severe consequences from the autoimmune disease, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Interestingly, among white participants slower cognitive function, walking and dexterity were linked with a lower household income. However, for Black participants, lower income was connected only with diminished dexterity. To learn more about dissimilarities in how Black and white people with MS respond to therapy, read “Reaction to Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Differs Between Black and White Patients.”

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