Comparison study of MS and infectious mononucleosis admissions in England
Summary: Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is one of several infective agents that have been suggested to be linked with MS. This study explores the geographical incidence of hospital admissions for infectious mononucleosis (IM), which is caused by EBV and compares the incidence to that of admissions for MS.
The study supports existing data that a significant geographical variance in incidence of MS exists and correlates with the degree of latitude. This correlation remained after adjustment for deprivation and UK birthplace. Furthermore the authors found the geographical distributions of IM and MS were significantly correlated. The authors suggest these results may have implications for defining disease causality and for disease prevention.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/707