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ACTRIMS 2021 | The demographics of MS in Latin America

Fernando Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya, MD, PhD, National University of Asuncion, San Lorenzo, Paraguay, discusses the demographics of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Latin American populations, and how this compares to other regions. Dr Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya highlights a recent literature review conducted to summarize the current data regarding MS in Latin America. It was shown that many factors, including gender, age of onset, phases, and clinical characteristics were similar to those recorded in European and North American populations. In general, the recorded prevalence and incidence were low, likely reflective of distinctive environmental and ethnic characteristics in Latin America that differ from other populations. This interview took place during the ACTRIMS Forum 2021.