Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
There are two groups of subjects for this study: children diagnosed with pediatric MS and healthy controls. For all groups, blood sampling is required to test for genetic and environmental determinants that may be associated with pediatric MS. Next, all subjects will be requested to complete an Environmental and Food Frequency Assessment. Finally, all subjects will have basic medical data abstracted from their medical record for the subjects with MS or from parent/self report in the case of the healthy controls.
This is a repository and not a treatment study.
1) Patient must have MS or clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)
2) They are 3 years of age or older; AND
3) Disease onset occurred before 18 years of age