Largest study on CCSVI and multiple sclerosis reports back

Published date: 13 Oct 2012 at 9:46AM

Results of the largest blinded study on CCSVI to date have been announced.

The study looked at the prevalence of CCSVI in 1165 people with MS, 376 people without MS and 226 people with other neurological conditions.

Researchers found evidence of CCSVI in:

  • 3.26% of people with MS
  • 2.13% of healthy volunteers
  • 3.1% of people with other neurological conditions 

There was no statistically significant difference between these groups.

The study

The study was led by Prof Giancarlo Comi and funded by the Italian MS Society (Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla). The results were presented at ECTRIMS (an international conference for MS researchers) in Lyon, France but have not yet been published in a peer reviewed journal. 

The announcement adds to our knowledge on CCSVI and its potential links with MS. Results from ongoing studies will hopefully improve our understanding on the subject.

Find out more about CCSVI on our research pages.

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