Multiple sclerosis and infections

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Abstract

The intersection between infections and multiple sclerosis (MS) is complex and bidirectional. Numerous infectious agents have been posited to play a role in the initiation of MS, while emerging evidence suggests a potential relationship between established MS and the gut microbiome. As both systemic and CNS infections are major complications of MS, the clinical manifestations and evolving epidemiology of these infections over the lifespan of the MS patient are examined in this review. Data from animal models and human studies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalNeurodegenerative disease management
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • infections
  • multiple sclerosis
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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