evidence that MS is not an autoimmune disease

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evidence that MS is not an autoimmune disease

Postby fogdweller » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:43 am

Researchers in Australia found more evidence that MS is not an autoimmune disease. A good study reported at this site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2003 ... inalpos=30

Basically concludes "The findings suggest that plaque formation has some basis other than destructive cell-mediated immunity directed against a myelin or oligodendrocyte antigen."

You may recall that researchers down under had earlier found evidence as to the same fact. (See the number 2 most read article under "Top Ten" in this web site)

This really should start Neurologists looking in different directions, and CCSVI is a different direction. Also, tose of us with PPMS knew all along that autoimmunity was not the right answer since the immunosuppressants did nothing about progression, even if they suppressed exacerbations.
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Postby Vonna » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:59 pm

Well, I sorta understood the last few sentences... It's another confirmation that others are questioning the long believed standard.

Thanks for the link.
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