ChildrenMS

Start: 
05/2009
End: 
04/2012

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects an estimated 2.5 million individuals worldwide, an estimated 5% of these patients already have first clinical symptoms before the age of 16 years. The ChildrenMS project deals with the population-based epidemiology and the natural history of pediatric MS in Germany. Knowledge has reached specific importance for the evaluation of already available and newly emerging therapies.
Aims:
•    Nationwide recruitment of pediatric MS patients residing in Germany  birth prevalence
•    Patient register for Germany
•    Description of the natural disease course and under treatment
•    Validation of McDonald criteria in contrast to others
•    Setting up an information forum

This work is supported by the "Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose" (Competence Network for Multiple Sclerosis) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), (FKZ 01Gl0904)

www.children-ms.org

Funding: 

"Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose" (Competence Network for Multiple Sclerosis) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)