MS is NOT an autoimmune disease

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MS is NOT an autoimmune disease

Postby Jencor69 » Wed, 09 Dec 2015, 6:36 pm

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The cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its pathogenesis are unknown, but 2 main theories have emerged: a viral cause and an autoimmune cause. In the past half century, however, research and therapy have been driven by the autoimmune hypothesis.

We propose that MS is not an autoimmune disease but a genetically determined disorder characterized by metabolically dependent neurodegeneration.
Abhijit Chaudhuri, DM, MD, PhD, FACP, FRCP; Peter O. Behan, DSc, MD, FRCP, FACP
Arch Neurol. 2004;61(10):1610-1612. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.10.1610.


Read the full paper here http://www.direct-ms.org/pdf/ImmunologyMS/MS_Not_Autoimmune.pdf
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