Do not take my word as gospel either but it seems intuitive that CCSVI may well be the initial insult in a cascade of events that culminates in what we know as MS. There are other illnesses such as Budd Chiari that lead to failure of an organ and begin with something as seemingly small or minor as a chronic outflow obstruction.
As I've learned from a different Marc (Wheelchair Kamikaze), it would be highly unlikely to see 100% CCSVI in early MS, since 5-10% of people with MS are misdiagnosed and actually have something else. AlmostClever posted in the general forum (what, there's a general forum???) that he had been misdiagnosed and is now being treated for chronic lyme. MS may also be a different disease in different people, so for some CCSVI could be the original insult and for others there could be other processes involved. I agree, though, with the need for more research, and precise ways to image CCSVI, so we can trust the results of research.
Another year for the research from the Hubbards. And there was just some really interesting research presented at ISET and more to come at the next two conferences (SIR and ISNVD).
Mitochondria is inherited from mothers, isn't it? Yet MS is more likely to be passed on if one's father had MS. ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 091614.htm
) Wouldn't that argue against MS being a genetic mitochondrial disorder?