Presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in the cerebral spinal fluid is a common phenomenon in a variety of neurological diseases and not restricted to multiple sclerosis.

@article{Gieffers2001PresenceOC,
  title={Presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in the cerebral spinal fluid is a common phenomenon in a variety of neurological diseases and not restricted to multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Jens Gieffers and Daniela Pohl and Johannes Treib and Rike Dittmann and Carsten Stephan and K Klotz and Folker A Hanefeld and W Solbach and Anton Haass and Matthias Maass},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={585-9}
}
Chlamydial DNA and viable organisms have been reported in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. We investigated whether this phenomenon is specific for MS and not occurring in patients with other neurological diseases (OND) or in healthy controls and whether it is caused by infected blood monocytes having crossed the blood-brain barrier. Twelve (21%) of fifty-eight MS patients and 20 (43%) of 47 OND patients had Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in the CSF as determined by… CONTINUE READING