Table 1

Characteristics of multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control subjects

PatientsControls
No of subjects (female/male)20 (15/5)20 (15/5)
Mean age±SD (years)35.1±9.034.5±9.2
Mean disease duration±SD (years)8.7±6.2
Median Expanded Disability Status Scale (range)2.25 (0–6)
Disease-modifying therapy at time of scan (yes/no)14/6
Mean treatment duration (months)37.6