Racial differences observed in the neuro-axonal integrity of patients with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Ganglion cell inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness correlates with grey matter atrophy in Caucasian Americans with multiple sclerosis (CAMS), but not in African Americans with multiple sclerosis (AAMS).

Why this matters

  • Racial minorities should be included in more research studies to better understand the pathobiology of multiple sclerosis (MS).