squiffy2 wrote:Genetic variations and glandular fever narrow down MS likelihood
Western Australian scientists are helping to solve the mysteries of multiple sclerosis (MS) with research finding a link between MS development and past infection with glandular fever.
Combined with genetic variations in the immune system, glandular fever has been found to be one of the factors believed to greatly increase the risk of developing MS.
A Murdoch University study is working to find out how these factors affect the development of MS.
Led by Associate Professor David Nolan and funded by the McCusker Charitable Foundation, the study will work with collaborators who will provide specialist medical care for hundreds of men and women affected by MS in Western Australia.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/707
Infectious mononucleosis (IM; also known as EBV infectious mononucleosis[/b] or glandular fever or Pfeiffer's disease or Filatov's disease and sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease from its oral transmission or simply as mono in North America and as glandular fever in other English-speaking countries) is an infectious, widespread viral disease caused by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), one type of herpes virus, to which more than 90% of adults have been exposed.
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