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epstein–barr virus

  1. SWAlexander

    Expanded T lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients are specific for Epstein-Barr-virus-infected B cells

    Significance On average, 13% of the T lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis are specific for autologous B lymphocytes infected with Epstein–Barr virus. In the most expanded CSF clones, which are highly likely to play a role in MS...
  2. SWAlexander

    Epstein–Barr virus sparks brain autoimmunity in multiple sclerosis

    Has anybody access to the full article? I would appreciate it. Thank you. Understanding factors that lead to the development of multiple sclerosis might aid efforts to develop new therapies. Clinical data now implicate a viral culprit and immune-system dysfunction as underlying factors in...
  3. Pyrrhus

    Risks for Developing ME/CFS in College Students Following Infectious Mononucleosis: A Prospective Cohort Study (Jason et al., 2020)

    A recent, significant, publication from the team of Leonard Jason. What makes this study significant is the fact that they started out with average university students, followed them to see how many of them caught an acute Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection, and then followed those people to...