T. Gondii Parasite May Protect Against Developing MS

T. Gondii Parasite May Protect Against Developing MS

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T. Gondii Parasite May Protect Against Developing MS

Toxoplasmosis, an infection by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, has a protective effect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review study. Specifically, people who had been infected with the parasite were 32% less likely to develop MS than those who never had toxoplasmosis. While these findings support T. gondii infection as a protective factor against MS, appropriately-designed studies are needed to confirm its protective effect, to assess whether it also lessens disease progression, and to…

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