Multiple sclerosis causes virus

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Avatar f tn I hadn't heard of a connection between HPV and MS but nobody seems to really know what causes it yet. The only virus I'd heard they were thinking was a possible cause was the Epstein-Barr virus, the one that causes glandular fever. There seem to be so many 'theories' about what causes MS.
Avatar f tn Sometimes the virus gets activated and travels down a sensory nerve just under the skin and causes the condition known as "Shingles." It is also sometimes called Herpes Zoster. There is now a Shingle vaccine that people can get to avoid getting shingles. Now, the innocculation that all people got in their left deltoid, leavingt the round scar - up until the early to mid 1970s was for smallpox. People born after the early 1970s do not bear the Mark of the Beast on their arms.
739070 tn?1338603402 Conclusions Positive status with respect to anti–JC virus antibodies, prior use of immunosuppressants, and increased duration of natalizumab treatment, alone or in combination, were associated with distinct levels of PML risk in natalizumab-treated patients with multiple sclerosis. (Funded by Biogen Idec and Elan Pharmaceuticals.)
152264 tn?1280354657 The disease, researchers now report, is the monkey equivalent of multiple sclerosis. And it appears to be caused by a virus – adding support to the possibility that multiple sclerosis in humans can be triggered by a viral infection. Experts say the discovery could help expedite the search for more effective treatments.
1831849 tn?1383228392 I read that section differently. Saying that the Epstein-Barr virus may be a prerequisite to developing MS is different than saying that the Epstein-Barr virus causes MS. To me it's like rectangles and squares. All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
Avatar m tn There is also strong evidence that the virus has a primary role in the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases, particularly dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. It is also known to cause several lymphoproliferative disorders and cancers, particularly Hodgkin's disease, Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and central nervous system lymphomas associated with HIV.
Avatar f tn Examples are multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which people develop multiple areas of abnormal patches (also known as plaques or sclerosis) in the brain and/or spinal cord (depending on the stage of the illness). Myasthenia gravis is a type of disorder in which the muscles get weak and tire easily as a result of poor conduction (transmission) of nerve impulses.
Avatar n tn I have had RR multiple sclerosis since I was 10 ish diagnosed (finally) in 2008. Had routine MRi of head and neck last month, everything is stable for 2 years now. Thank you Tysabri! My question is the impression of my mri stated T1 and T2 disease burden is at least moderate ( written for head and cervical MRI). Also JCV negative this whole time can I stay on Tysabri indefintely as long as I am negative?
Avatar f tn I read that some think it is caused by virus. I read somewhere about possible connection between Epstein-Barre virus and MS? What do you think? Also I have seen some ask about connection to Bell's Palsey. Is there?
488198 tn?1493875092 A Genetic Cause For Multiple Sclerosis Is Identified And Funded By Science Patron, Jeffrey Epstein The CYP27B1 gene is discovered by Oxford University to be a leading cause for multiple sclerosis NEW YORK, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study at Oxford University in England and published in Annals of Neurology, has identified a gene that causes vitamin D deficiency and may also be the cause of multiple sclerosis.
Avatar f tn This could be migraines, nerve damage due to exposure to severe sold temperature, or a sign of stroke if you also have tingling numbness in arms and legs. Multiple sclerosis , a demyelinating disease also causes tingling and numbness in the face. This symptoms needs to be investigated by a neurologist immediately. Wishing you all the best.
Avatar n tn Or the JC Virus? My neuro said he thinks that sex can increase your risk of becoming positive, however in studies ive read it looks like theyve found a link between the virus and contaminated food/water.
535882 tn?1396576685 t know if we are any more enlightened about the disorder now, but back then it was thought to be caused in some people by chronic infection with the epstein barr virus, which causes mononucleosis. I looked at wikipedia for info about CFS and the virus was not mentioned, so perhaps that is no longer considered part of the syndrome. It remains, apparently from what I just read, a diagnosis of 'exclusion', meaning that the term is applied when other conditions have been ruled out.
Avatar m tn my sister (24) was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, responded to steroid. now she suffered sudden & complete loss of vision in her left eye. she has been put on SOLUMEDROL. please suggest any available treatment modalities world over ? chances of return of vision ??