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Encouraging survival trends in multiple sclerosis during the last 60 years in Denmark
In this issue Koch-Henriksen et al report on declining mortality among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Denmark during 60 years in a nationwide sample of 12 847 patients with MS.1
Survival during six decades has only been published once previously, in a recent Norwegian study by Lunde HM et al in this journal.2 Both papers conclude that survival in MS has increased. These are encouraging data, as a recent meta-analysis in JNNP concluded that other studies have found virtually constant mortality in MS over time.3
The Danish and Norwegian studies provide the longest follow-up period ever presented on survival …
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