Report from the European Neurological Society (ENS) annual meeting
Barcelona, Spain, June 8-11, 2013
Comment by Dr. Daniel Selchen, Toronto, Canada
Multiple sclerosis: A University of British Columbia study is one of the first to report on birth outcomes in fathers with MS (Lu et al. ENS 2013). The retrospective study examined data from several provincial databases to compare babies born to men with and without MS. For the period 1996-2010, a total of 202 births to fathers with MS and 981 births to fathers without MS were identified. No significant differences were observed in gestation (39 weeks) or mean birth weight.