Anti-Epstein-Barr virus antibodies as serological markers of multiple sclerosis: a prospective study among United States military personnel.

@article{Munger2011AntiEpsteinBarrVA,
  title={Anti-Epstein-Barr virus antibodies as serological markers of multiple sclerosis: a prospective study among United States military personnel.},
  author={Kassandra L. Munger and Lynn I. Levin and Eilis J O'reilly and Kerstin Ingrid Falk and Alberto A Ascherio},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1185-93}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody titers are risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), but the strength and consistency of this association are not well characterized. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to determine whether this association is confounded by vitamin D or modified by gender or race, and the usefulness of EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) antibodies as a marker for MS. METHODS We conducted a prospective study among US military personnel. Antibody titers… CONTINUE READING
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