Coronaviruses pp 421-429 | Cite as

Coronavirus and Multiple Sclerosis: Results of a Case/Control Longitudinal Serological Study

  • C. M. Johnson-Lussenburg
  • Q. Zheng
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 218)


Epidemiological and some clinical evidence has supported a viral hypothesis in the etiology of MS (Johnson, 1975; Waksman, 1983). In addition to rabies, herpes simplex, measles and canine distemper viruses, human coronavirus is one of the candidates. However, so far, a viral cause for MS remains only an attractive hypothesis not an established fact and none of the proposed candidate viruses have been shown to be unequivocally associated with the cause of MS.


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Canine Distemper Virus Geometric Mean Titre Feline Infectious Peritonitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Johnson-Lussenburg
    • 1
  • Q. Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Deparment of Microbiology and Immunology School of MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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