Strains of Epstein-Barr virus infecting multiple sclerosis patients.

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Of all the viruses EBV is the clear leader of the pack as being the most likely cause of MS. Could a specific strain of EBV cause MS? A superficial look at has not revealed obvious difference between EBV strains in people with MS and control subjects.

Brennan R, et al. Strains of Epstein-Barr virus infecting multiple sclerosis patients. Mult Scler. 2010 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Opinion: a deeper look is required before abandoning the possibility that a specific strain may cause the disease. The million dollar question is how and where to look?

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Professor of Neurology, Barts & The London. MS & Preventive Neurology thinker, blogger, runner, vegetable gardener, husband, father, cook and wine & food lover.

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  • I had mono for 4 straight years in High School. I had constant blood test. I know this is why I have M.S. People who have had mono would be a good place to look. There are many others who feel this is the reason for there MS

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