Epstein–Barr virus in the MS brain: a controversial issue

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Epstein–Barr virus in the MS brain: a controversial issue

Postby MSUK » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:42 am

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Report on a focused workshop held in the Centre for Brain Research of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

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Recent epidemiological and immunological studies provide evidence for an association between Epstein–Barr virus infection and multiple sclerosis, suggesting a role of Epstein–Barr virus infection in disease induction and pathogenesis.

A key question in this context is whether Epstein–Barr virus-infected B lymphocytes are present within the central nervous system and the lesions of patients with multiple sclerosis.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/707
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Postby Scott1 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:57 pm

Hi Squiffy,

Look down the page at the posting "The definitive article on MS". That contains the link to the original data your articles refer to. It looks complex but it's not so bad if you spend some time. I have been following a regime for 10 years now which is supported by this current research. I have written a few notes on the regimens post under the heading "Valtrex and Avonex". I have remained essentially symptom free as a consequence. Avonex is an interferon so it arms the immune system but you also need something to fight Epstein-Barr. I use Valtrex which is acyclovir and that is a Purine Nucleoside. You will find plenty of websites highlighting that MS appears to be modulated by Purine. After 10 years I have some gout symptoms because of elevated Purine but I don't have any MS symptoms. You need both Interferon and acyclovir. I don't have any doubts any more and I am well.

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