The prognosis for men with MS is poorer than for women. Other poor prognostic factors include cerebellar and brainstem symptoms, onset of disease after age 35 years, higher incidence of attacks, poor recovery after an exacerbation, progressive course from onset, and higher lesion load on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).3,4
- Female gender.
3. Keegan BM, Noseworthy JH. Multiple sclerosis. Annu Rev Med 2002;53:285-302.
4. Weinshenker BG, Rice GP, Noseworthy JH, et al. The natural history of multiple sclerosis: a geographically based study. 3. Multivariate analysis of predictive factors and models of outcome. Brain 1991;114(Pt 2):1045-56.
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