More MS news articles for Mar 2002

The role of viral infections in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11873613&dopt=Abstract

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2001;35(4 Suppl):139-46
Losy J.

In the paper the current opinion on the role of viral infections in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis is presented.

The results of epidemiological and serological studies are discussed as well as the results of viral isolation attempts and the search for virus structures in CNS of MS patients.

Relation between viral infections and MS exacerbations and postulated mechanisms of virus-induced demyelination is described.