Serious Infections in Adolescence Linked to Increased MS Risk

Serious Infections in Adolescence Linked to Increased MS Risk

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Serious Infections in Adolescence Linked to Increased MS Risk

Experiencing serious infections during adolescence is tied to an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, but those occurring in childhood don’t increase MS risk, according to a new Swedish study. The study also found that certain types of infections, especially those that affect the central nervous system, or the brain and spinal cord, are most associated with MS risk. “Our study provides further evidence that adolescence is a period of heightened…

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