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How and Why Does Multiple Sclerosis Appear Differently in African Americans?

Final thoughts

Research surrounding multiple sclerosis continues to evolve and shed new light on the disease. From new detection methods to trials with therapies and drugs designed to treat the symptoms more effectively, enormous advances have been made in recent years. While this new information is certainly invaluable, recent studies disproving the long-believed myth that the African American population is not affected by the disease may be equally important. As more information is gathered about how the disease presents differently in different populations, medical professionals will become better equipped to provide quick and substantial care for all patients.

References

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Who-Gets-MS/African-American-Resources

https://www.abovems.com/en_us/home/ms101/about-ms/african-americans-ms.html