Sardinia is one of the areas in the world with the highest incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis , which affects young people, especially women.
On the island there are 370 new cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, a double incidence compared to that recorded in Italy .
The data emerged from the conference "Update on multiple sclerosis" organized by the Neurological Clinic of the Aou of Sassari directed by Pietro Solla , who spoke of how important it is for the approach to this disease to implement a multidisciplinary management of the patient.
The conference brought together Sardinian experts in the sector. The works were opened by Gavino Mariotti, rector of the University of Sassari. Then Roberto Zarbo, scientific director of the conference , explained that multiple sclerosis "is a chronic disease that the person carries with him for life" and this is an "important thing to keep in mind in the management of the pathology and therapies".
The neurological clinic of the Aou of Sassari is a point of reference for at least 500,000 inhabitants and follows over 1,500 adults affected by the disease.
"When it is necessary to manage these complex pathologies - continued Zarbo - the integration between the hospital and the territory is fundamental, to give the best possible answers to the patient in the various moments of the disease ".