Multiple Sclerosis Research in Europe

Report of a Conference on Multiple Sclerosis Research in Europe, January 29th–31st 1985, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities, as advised by the Committee on Medical Public Health Research

  • Otto R. Hommes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Clinical Studies

  3. Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. H. Lassmann, K. Vass
      Pages 109-113
    3. M. A. Bach, E. Tournier-Lasserve
      Pages 115-122
    4. W. M. Nillesen, B. M. J. Uitdehaag
      Pages 141-142
    5. H. J. Ter Laak, M. Schachner, O. R. Hommes
      Pages 159-162
    6. F. Rotteveel, E. Braakman, C. J. Lucas
      Pages 167-174
    7. L. Rumbach, J. M. Warter, M. M. Tongio, C. Marescaux, S. Mayer, M. Collard
      Pages 195-198
    8. W. Fierz, A. Fontana
      Pages 199-206
  4. Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Myelin

    1. J. M. Matthieu
      Pages 209-215
    2. D. Inzitari, G. Volpi, A. Castagnoli, L. Amaducci
      Pages 225-229
    3. K. J. B. Lamers, W. Van Geel, J. C. N. Kok, O. R. Hommes, B. Feenstra
      Pages 241-250
    4. K. J. B. Lamers, W. Van Geel, R. A. Wevers, O. R. Hommes
      Pages 251-256
    5. D. Caputo, P. Ferrante, S. Procaccia, M. Zaffaroni, C. L. Cazzullo
      Pages 257-266
    6. B. Zalc, M. Monge, C. Lubetzki, N. A. Baumann
      Pages 267-270
    7. T. A. Out, P. C. Driedijk, J. Baas
      Pages 277-281
  5. HLA Epidemiology, Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. M. Merienne, O. Sabouraud, R. Fauchet, M. Madigand, G. Semana, M. Gueguen et al.
      Pages 315-321
    3. H. Carton, I. Van De Putte, J. M. Minderhoud, J. M. Balen, O. R. Hommes, P. Reekers et al.
      Pages 323-328
    4. P. L. Mattiuz, C. Conighi, M. T. Grappa, R. Tola, G. Rosati
      Pages 329-332

About this book


Multiple sclerosis is an unique disease with a tremendous impact on social life in countries with moderate climates. Its cause is unknown. In recent years however hopes have been raised that the disease might be fought, and possibly cured. With the disappearance of poliomyelitis as the main paralyzing disease multiple sclerosis has taken its place as the single disease that is responsible for paralyzing the young with an incurable affliction of long duration, for social disruption and for an 1 economic impact that is estimated to be higher than heart disease • A multi-national, mUlti-disciplinary approach to this extremely disabling disease is urgently needed in this phase of hopeful scientific developments. The Commission of the European Communities therefore sponsored a Con­ ference on Multiple Sclerosis Research in Europe on 29,30 and 31 January 1985 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with the aim of formulating practical proposals for such cooperation in the Communities. This volume contains the papers read at that conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Otto R. Hommes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRadboud University HospitalNijmegenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8338-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4143-4
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