Table 1: Clinical and demographic characteristic of the patients and controls.

Early MSControls

Number4640
CIS8
RRMS38
Age
(mean, SD, range)

(18–49)

(22–50)
Gender (female/male)
Education years
(mean, SD, range)

(5–16 years)

(5–16 years)
EDSS
(median, range)
0.0 (0.0–5.0)
Disease duration at the time of evaluation, years
(mean, SD, range)

(2 months–2 years)
Time from onset of symptoms to definite diagnosis of RRMS, months
(mean, SD, range)

(1–24 months)