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Infection and multiple sclerosis
  1. B Anlar
  1. Department of Pediatric Neurology, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06100, Turkey; banlar@hacettepe.edu.tr

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    The article by Hawkes1 and the editorial commentary about the role of infectious agents in multiple sclerosis (MS) examined this question from a new viewpoint based on epidemiological observations.2 Several infectious agents, most not sexually transmitted, were reported to be associated with MS according to epidemiological data, serology in CSF and blood, or demonstration of pathogens in tissue. A relation with measles virus (MV) has been an early and most consistent finding. More recently, higher prevalence and higher titres of antibodies against …

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