Epidemiology of neuroimmunological diseases

J Neurol. 2006 Sep;253 Suppl 5:V2-8. doi: 10.1007/s00415-006-5001-3.


This review gives an overview of various neuroimmunological diseases in terms of incidence and prevalence rates, age and sex distribution, and the frequency of subtypes, if applicable. The disorders selected for review are inflammatory muscle disorders (polymyositis, dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis), myasthenia gravis, immune-mediated polyneuropathies (Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic polyneuritis and vasculitic neuropathies), and multiple sclerosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence