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When do people get multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Some people may get multiple sclerosis (MS) after they’ve had a viral infection -- like the Epstein-Barr virus or the human herpes virus 6 -- that makes their immune systems stop working normally. The infection may trigger the disease or cause relapses. Scientists are studying the link between viruses and MS, but they don’t have a clear answer yet.

From: What Is Multiple Sclerosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

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