Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Parsis of Bombay

N. E. Bharucha, E. P. Bharucha, N. H. Wadia, B. S. Singhal, A. E. Bharucha, A. V. Bhise, J. F. Kurtzke, B. S. Schoenberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

39 Scopus citations


We carried out a door-to-door-survey to screen a community of 14,010 people (Parsis living in colonies in Bombay, India) for possible neurologic diseases, and used defined diagnostic criteria to evaluate people who tested positive on the screening survey. There were three clinically definite cases of multiple sclerosis (21/100,000). This is the first prevalence survey for multiple sclerosis in a large developing country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Parsis of Bombay'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this