Brief presence of varicella-zoster vral DNA in mononuclear cells during relapses of multiple sclerosis.

@article{Ordez2004BriefPO,
  title={Brief presence of varicella-zoster vral DNA in mononuclear cells during relapses of multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Graciela Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and Benjam{\'i}n Pineda and Roberto Garc{\'i}a-Navarrete and Julio Sotelo},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={529-32}
}
BACKGROUND A possible viral cause for multiple sclerosis (MS) has long been suspected. A progressive increase in MS has been reported in Mexico during the past 20 years; a conspicuous antecedent of varicella infection during childhood has been the most relevant finding in the medical history of patients with MS. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible participation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the etiopathogenesis of MS. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS We searched, by polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING
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