Risk Factors in Multiple Sclerosis-Implications for Pathogenesis
Current evidence suggests that multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immunemediated illness occuring in genetically susceptible subjects, in response to some environmental agency. The argument in favor of the latter is compelling, and is derived mostly from well-known geographical differences in the prevalence of the illness, from migration studies, and from evidence of case clustering. Kurtzke concludes that these factors “serve to define MS as an acquired, exogenous, environmental disease (1).
KeywordsMultiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Stressful Life Event Swine Influenza Exacerbation Rate
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