Association between smoking and cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis

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OZCAN M. E., INCE B., BINGOL A., ERTURK S., Altinoz M. A., KARADELI H. H., ...More

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.10, pp.1715-1719, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s68389
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1715-1719
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Although smoking is known to cause various symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, there have been no reports regarding the relationship between smoking and cognitive impairment in MS. Studying the effects of cigarette smoking in MS patients is imperative as there is a high prevalence of cognitive impairment in MS patients. In this study we examined the potentially deleterious effects of heavy smoking on mentation of patients with MS.