Prevalence of herpesvirus DNA in MS patients and healthy blood donors.

@article{lvarezLafuente2002PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of herpesvirus DNA in MS patients and healthy blood donors.},
  author={Roberto {\'A}lvarez-Lafuente and Carlos Mart{\'i}n-Estefan{\'i}a and Virginia de las Heras and Carmen Castrillo and Ishviene Cour and Juan Jos{\'e} Picazo and E Varela de Seijas and Rafael Arroyo},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={
          95-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to determine the DNA prevalence of different members of Herpesviridae in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and to describe the possible effect of beta-interferon treatment on such prevalence. MATERIAL AND METHODS With a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay we have studied the DNA of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of 204 whole blood samples, [102 from patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), of which 62 were treated with beta… CONTINUE READING

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