Multiple sclerosis epidemiology refers to the study of this disease’s patterns. MS epidemiology takes into account the differences in demographics, geography, socioeconomic status, infectious and genetic causes. Scientists known as epidemiologists make significant contributions to the knowledge about this difficult disease as they can study relationships between these factors as well as different patterns of migration. They do this in order to understand why MS is experienced by some people and not others and why some areas have high rates while others do not.

There are certain diseases that are considered to be ‘borderline MS’ and can be the cause of some forms of MS in patients. Some of these borderline diseases are chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and balo concentric sclerosis. Other illnesses that could possibly play a part in causing MS are chicken pox, mono, and the hepatitis vaccine.

Genetics is also considered as…