Association between human herpesvirus 6 and occurrence of multiple sclerosis among Jordanian patients.

@article{Ahram2009AssociationBH,
  title={Association between human herpesvirus 6 and occurrence of multiple sclerosis among Jordanian patients.},
  author={Mamoun Ahram and Ammar El-Omar and Y Baho and Mohammad Abu Lubad},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={120 6},
  pages={430-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Multiple sclerosis (MS) is hypothesized to be caused by an infectious agent that initiates an autoimmune reaction. Among the infectious agents linked to MS is human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). Due to the high occurrence of MS among Jordanian population and the deficiency of MS studies in Jordan, the prevalence of HHV-6 in sera and cerebrospinal fluids (CSFs) of 36 MS patients was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS To increase the sensitivity of detection, nested polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING