JAMA Network Open. "Our findings lend further weight to the notion that Epstein-Barr virus plays a role in pathogenesis, where the pattern of exposure and acute manifestation of the infection are relevant, rather than being a bystander phenomenon due to MS disease activity or susceptibility to MS resulting in a greater likelihood of IM," researchers said. "/> JAMA Network Open. "Our findings lend further weight to the notion that Epstein-Barr virus plays a role in pathogenesis, where the pattern of exposure and acute manifestation of the infection are relevant, rather than being a bystander phenomenon due to MS disease activity or susceptibility to MS resulting in a greater likelihood of IM," researchers said. "/> Childhood mononucleosis may increase MS risk

Childhood mononucleosis may increase MS risk

2021-10-13

Researchers found having infectious mononucleosis during childhood, especially during adolescence, may increase a person's risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. "Our findings lend further weight to the notion that Epstein-Barr virus plays a role in pathogenesis, where the pattern of exposure and acute manifestation of the infection are relevant, rather than being a bystander phenomenon due to MS disease activity or susceptibility to MS resulting in a greater likelihood of IM," researchers said. 

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