What is the state of an infectious cause of (at least some types of) MS? And by that I mean from the research world.
Why do I ask? The Antegren approval!
My wife is RRMS. Been on avonex, and it's not working. Also, the side effects have never diminished and are intollerable (and belive me she is one tough b*tch so it's not like she can handle it). The last neuro trip was coincidentally last week, and we talked about Antegren as the next step.
Now that step seems close (not sure when, but let's say a few months out). What scares me, given the home-brew research I have done, is that it appears that at worst anecdotally and best with "fringe" research that some types of MS may be infectious.
However, it also feels like the moment that we start down the antegren path that we will never find out for sure in the case of my wife. It feels lilke, while we wait for her first swag at antegren, that a course of antibiotics (say, the minocycline dose used in Calgary) would at worst do no harm and at best reveal that my wife is a one in a million and indeed have an infection.
But... before I entertain that "dream", I'm wondering where research, and by that I mean NMSS type annoited research, is at the moment on infectious cause.