MS cause found..?

The possible cause of MS might have been found…but further research needs to be done…

Published 05.11.2007

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a ubiquitous B-lymphotropic herpesvirus, has been associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), but direct proof of its involvement in the disease is still missing. MS might result from perturbed EBV infection in the CNS (further research needed to confirm it). However, the research has concluded that EBV persistence and reactivation in the CNS play an important role in MS immunopathology.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maggsbunny
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 19:06:43

    This is very interesting. I’m not quite sure what lymphotropic means, but the trial meds I am on (fingolimod) work by blocking certain of the T-cells in the lymph nodes. I am finding the drugs very beneficial at this stage.
    I feel they are getting close to finding our what makes MS tick. Keep up the good blogging!

    Reply

  2. maggsbunny
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 19:06:29

    This is very interesting. I’m not quite sure what lymphotropic means, by the trial meds I am on (fingolimod) work by blocking certain of the T-cells in the lymph nodes. I am finding the drugs very beneficial at this stage.
    I feel they are getting close to finding our what makes MS tick. Keep up the good blogging!

    Reply

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