Transient virus infection and multiple sclerosis.

  title={Transient virus infection and multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Gregory J. Atkins and Stephen McQuaid and Margaret M Morris-Downes and Sareen Elizabeth Galbraith and Sandra Amor and S Louise Cosby and Brian J. Sheahan},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  volume={10 5},
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, demyelinating disease of the CNS in which autoimmunity to myelin plays a role in pathogenesis. The epidemiology of MS indicates that it may be triggered by a virus infection before the age of adolescence, but attempts to associate a specific virus with MS have produced equivocal results. Many studies of the aetiology of… CONTINUE READING