January 27, 2022

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The virus that causes multiple sclerosis

The virus that causes multiple sclerosis

DECRYPTION – Responsible for mononucleosis, EBV is involved in this neurological disease and other autoimmune diseases.

A very large American epidemiological study published this week in the journal Science Shows infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) Always precedes the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) and points the finger at its role in this autoimmune disease. “Several studies have already observed that almost all MS patients are infected with this virus, but this work reinforces the notion that infection with EBV is necessary for the onset of multiple sclerosis.”, Underlines Celine Louaprene, a neurologist at the PT-Sulfatier Hospital in Paris.

Multiple sclerosis is the leading cause of disability in adolescents. It affects nearly 100,000 people in France alone, most of whom are women, and more than 2,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Chronic inflammatory disease, which gradually attacks the central nervous system, with very variable evolution depending on the patient and we try

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