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Neurol Clin. 2018 Feb;36(1):151-162. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.08.007.

Ethnic Considerations and Multiple Sclerosis Disease Variability in the United States.

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1
Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3000, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
2
Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3000, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Electronic address: lamezcua@usc.edu.

Abstract

Minorities in the United States such as African Americans and Hispanics may have more severe disease than non-Hispanic whites. Factors contributing to these disparities are reviewed. The variations in disability from non-Hispanic whites may be the result of differences in clinical presentation, genetic underpinnings, and sociocultural factors. Creating awareness and increasing participation in research studies may improve our understanding.

KEYWORDS:

African American; Ethnicity; Genetic admixture; Health disparity; Hispanic; Race

PMID:
29157396
DOI:
10.1016/j.ncl.2017.08.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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