Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system whose cause is still unknown. Many findings suggest an infectious etiology or, at least, that infectious agents in association with host genetic factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Accumulating data, including animal models, human models of virus induced demyelination, epidemiologic, and laboratory findings, demonstrate that viruses and host genetic factors can interact to cause immune-mediated demyelination. While many viruses have been postulated as a possible cause of MS, to date, no "MS virus" has been definitively shown to be associated with this disease. Alternatively, ubiquitous viruses are being considered as the environmental "triggers" that have been postulated to be involved in the MS disease process. We will focus on recent studies with human herpesvirus 6 and MS as how a common virus may be associated with this disorder in a subset of infected individuals.
Viruses and Multiple Sclerosis / CERMELLI, Claudio; JACOBSON, S.. - In: VIRAL IMMUNOLOGY. - ISSN 0882-8245. - STAMPA. - 13(2000), pp. 255-267.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||Viruses and Multiple Sclerosis|
|Autore/i:||CERMELLI, Claudio; JACOBSON, S.|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000089545900002|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0033807935|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||11016591|
|Citazione:||Viruses and Multiple Sclerosis / CERMELLI, Claudio; JACOBSON, S.. - In: VIRAL IMMUNOLOGY. - ISSN 0882-8245. - STAMPA. - 13(2000), pp. 255-267.|
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