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Multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease: survival and how certified after death.
  1. F O'Malley,
  2. G Dean,
  3. M Elian
  1. St James's Hospital, Dublin.

    Abstract

    This study assesses the outcome of a random sample of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and motor neurone disease (MND) selected from a previous study carried out between the years 1960 and 1972. Of the MND patients who are now dead, 20% of the women and 27% of the men lived longer than five years after hospitalised diagnosis, and two of these patients lived up to 19 years after diagnosis in hospital. Also, 10.7% of the random sample of MND patients were still alive in June 1985. Of the MS deaths 26.4% and of the MND deaths 20.4% did not have these respective conditions recorded on the death certificates.

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