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S.A. Elchaninova, I.V. Smagina, V.M. Raevskikh, V.M. Alifirova

Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in Connection with Environmental Features of the Altai Territory

It has been revealed that in the Altai Territory multiple sclerosis spreads at the rate of 39.9 cases per 100 thousand, with a wide variation in some areas from 5.2 to 75.4 per 100 thousand people. The high prevalence of MS in some areas is associated with deposits of ores with high content of molybdenum and lead, as well as a large industrial load.
Key words: multiple sclerosis, risk factors, Altai Territory.

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