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Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis

Hughes, Ann Maree; Lay, Meav-Lang; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Dominic E; Taylor, B V; Pender, M P; Lucas, Robyn


This review of the considerable evidence linking Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection to risk and disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) builds on the background to the virus and its interactions with the human host available in the online supplement (see supplement, available online only). The evidence for a similarity in the geographic patterns of occurrence of MS and EBV infection (with infectious mononucleosis or EBV specific serology used as surrogate markers), when reviewed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2011-300174


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