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Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and multiple sclerosis susceptibility: A multiethnic study

Langer-Gould, Annette; Wu, Jun; Lucas, Robyn; Smith, Jessica; Gonzales, Edlin; Amezcua, Lilyana; Haraszti, Samantha; Chen, Lie H; Quach, Hong; James, Judith; Barcellos, Lisa F; Xiang, Anny


Objective: To determine whether Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositivity is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) in blacks and Hispanics and to what extent measures of the hygiene hypothesis or breastfeeding could explain these findings. EBV and CMV have been associated with MS risk in whites, and the timing and frequency of both viruses vary by factors implicated in the hygiene hypothesis. Methods: Incident cases of MS or its precursor, clinically isolated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Neurology
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004412


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