Mono as Child or Teenager Tied to Risk of MS as Adult in Large Study

Mono as Child or Teenager Tied to Risk of MS as Adult in Large Study

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Mono as Child or Teenager Tied to Risk of MS as Adult in Large Study

People who contract infectious mononucleosis — colloquially known as “mono” — during childhood or adolescence are at a roughly two-to-three times greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults, a large, population-based study suggests. Notably, the study points to mono itself — independent of other factors that may influence the disease’s development — as an MS risk factor. The study, “Association of Infectious Mononucleosis in Childhood and Adolescence With Risk for a Subsequent Multiple…

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