how does flu figure into this equation?

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how does flu figure into this equation?

Postby codefellow » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:41 pm

My wife had no symptoms for years, then she got the flu and began a downhill slide that has her bedridden now and unable to use any part of her body below her neck. How does the flu figure into CCSVI?
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Postby Katie41 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:31 pm

A very simplified explanation - not scientific at all! My understanding is that when a person with MS or any immunedeficiency disease has the flu, it sets up a "perfect storm". The MS body already has plenty of inflammation, so the body overreacts and attacks itself.
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