The underlying causes of multiple sclerosis is unknown but the recent research findings highlights into some of the major factors such as gender, genetic factors, environmental factors, race, gender, viral infections etc. âApart from having close relatives with MS and demyelinating lesions found accidently on brain or spine MRI, other factors predicting the increased future risk of MS in healthy subjects have a limited appeal. The human leukocyte antigen DRB1*1501 haplotype is associated with both relapsing-remitting and primary-progressive forms of MS. However, the DRB1*1501 allele is highly expressed in both Caucasian and Asian populations. The prevalence of MS is significantly increased among Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) seropositive subjects. However, EBV seropositivity in Asia is not decreased compared to Western countriesâ Balashov KE., Multiple Sclerosis: New Hypotheses Are Needed.
Journal of multiple sclerosis is a journal that addresses all these major causes and issues related to this inflammatory central nervous system disorders.
Last date updated on July, 2014