Increased risk of infections in people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Rates of hospitalized infections are twice as high in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to those without MS.

Why this matters

    Although infections are common in people with MS, there is limited epidemiological data on the incidence rates of specific infection types following diagnosis of MS. These findings could help inform clinicians about clinical susceptibilities in people with MS and offer guidance for appropriate monitoring.