Multiple Sclerosis and Zoster Encephalomyelitis: a Probable Common Etiopathogenesis

  • Riccardo Viel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 257)


The involvement of herpesviruses1 in the possible viral etiology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is radically opposed by several researches,2 who attribute the high serum and CSF antibody titers to activation of the latent virus by prolonged corticosteroid therapy.


Multiple Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Herpes Simplex Virus Type Herpes Zoster Motor Neuron Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Riccardo Viel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyGeneral HospitalUdineItaly

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