Prevalence of salivary human herpesviruses in pediatric multiple sclerosis cases and controls.

@article{Leibovitch2018PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of salivary human herpesviruses in pediatric multiple sclerosis cases and controls.},
  author={Emily C. Leibovitch and C. Lin and Bridgette Jeanne Billioux and Jennifer S. Graves and Emmanuelle L Waubant and Steven Jacobson},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          1352458518765654
        }
}
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial disease of unknown origin. The current paradigm is that disease develops in genetically susceptible individuals, influenced by environmental factors. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) have particularly strong associations with the disease. Both viruses are typically acquired during childhood, decades before MS presents. However, in patients with pediatric MS, the temporal window between viral acquisition and disease… CONTINUE READING