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Characterization of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis in a Brazilian center: cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Sao Paulo Medical Journal, January 2017
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Title
Characterization of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis in a Brazilian center: cross-sectional study
Published in
Sao Paulo Medical Journal, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0200270117
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Authors

Cavenaghi, Vitor Breseghello, Dobrianskyj, Fernanda Martinho, Olival, Guilherme Sciascia do, Carneiro, Rafael Paternò Castello Dias, Tilbery, Charles Peter

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated and degenerative central nervous system (CNS) disease with well-established diagnostic criteria. Treatment can modify the course of the disease. The objective of this study was to describe the initial symptoms of multiple sclerosis in a Brazilian medical center. Descriptive study, conducted in a Brazilian reference center for multiple sclerosis treatment. Data on 299 patients with confirmed diagnoses of MS were included in the study. Their medical files were evaluated and the data were analyzed. The most common symptom involved the cranial nerves (50.83%) and unifocal manifestation was presented by the majority of this population (73.91%). The mean time between the first symptom and the diagnosis was 2.84 years. Unifocal symptoms correlated with longer time taken to establish the diagnosis, with an average of 3.20 years, while for multifocal symptoms the average time taken for the diagnosis was 1.85 years. Unifocal onset was related to greater diagnostic difficulty. MS is a heterogeneous disease and its initial clinical manifestation is very variable.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 20%
Neuroscience 2 20%
Sports and Recreations 1 10%
Unknown 5 50%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2017.
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#6,896,602
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#106
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#138,847
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Outputs of similar age from Sao Paulo Medical Journal
#2
of 6 outputs
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