âMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, believed to be caused by the autoimmune destruction of myelin sheath surrounding the nerve fibres of the brain and spinal cord, leading to demyelination and scarring. The disease is amongst the leading causes of neurological disability. However, little is known regarding its etiology or the mechanisms that drive the chronic inflammation which leads to the autoimmune destruction of the myelin sheath. Both genetic and environmental factors have been implicated. Of the environmental factors, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has received considerable attention in recent years. A number of studies have shown elevated levels of EBV-specific immune responses in patients MS, both pre- and post-onset of the disease. More recently, EBV-infected cells were reported to be present in white matter lesions in MS tissues, however other studies could not confirm this findingâ. Epstein-Barr virus and Multiple Sclerosis: Is there a link? Gulfaraz Khan, J.S. Tzartos, U-C. Meier.
Journal of Multiple sclerosis is an entirely different journal publishing latest and updated information in the field of multiple sclerosis research and clinical findings. Thus the journal serves as one of the best updated resource of learning for clinicians as well as researchers. This journal acts as a library for most updated information in MS research.
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