Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis in Turkey; A Ten-Year Trend in Rural Cities

Boluk C., Boru U. T. , TAŞDEMİR M., Gezer T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.27, no.1, pp.41-45, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.2020.36418
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-45


Objective: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that principally affects young adults. Recent studies from different parts of the world have shown that the incidence and prevalence of MS is increasing each year. No data are available on this subject for Turkey. With this study, we aimed to evaluate the 10-year trend of MS prevalence in two rural cities of Turkey for the first time.