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Table 1 Characteristics of healthy subjects and patients with MS

From: Decreased CD8+T cell response to Epstein-Barr virus infected B cells in multiple sclerosis is not due to decreased HLA class I expression on B cells or monocytes

  HC (n= 59) All MS (n= 62) RRMS (n= 23) SPMS (n= 25) PPMS (n= 14)
Age (years) 40.4 ± 10.8 45.5 ± 12.1 38.0 ± 9.7 50.8 ± 10.1 48.2 ± 13.3
Sex (% female) 67.8 69.3 73.9 68.0 64.3
Age of onset of MS (years)   33.5 ± 9.6 31.4 ± 10.6 33.4 ± 8.3 36.9 ± 9.7
Duration of MS (years)   12.8 ± 8.4 7.6 ± 6.5 18.0 ± 7.7 11.9 ± 7.1
EDSS score   5.1 ± 2.3 3.1 ± 1.8 6.3 ± 1.9 6.1 ± 1.6
MSSS   6.2 ± 2.6 4.9 ± 2.8 6.9 ± 2.4 7.4 ± 1.9
  1. All values except for sex presented as mean ± standard deviation.
  2. HC: healthy control subjects, All MS: total group of MS patients, RRMS: relapsing-remitting MS, SPMS: secondary progressive MS, PPMS: primary progressive MS, EDSS: Expanded Disability Status Scale, MSSS: MS Severity Score.