Allergies Are Associated with Increased Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Allergies Are Associated with Increased Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Studies exploring the association between allergic diseases and the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) have shown conflicting results.  A population based case control study in northern Italy showed that patients reporting history of atopic allergies had a decreased risk of MS compared to those reporting no history of allergies.  On the other hand, a case control study nested in the Nurse’s Health Study I and II showed no association between history of allergy and MS risk. This lack of association was also reported in a meta–‐analysis of 10 observational studies. However, the association between allergies and MS activity has not been investigated.  To download the research abstract, CLICK HERE