It is hypothesized a severe viral infection in adolescence can trigger a cascade of neuroinflammation leading to the onset of neurological disease years, or even decades, later

A pair of new studies are building on a growing hypothesis that the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS) can be triggered by viral infections in a person’s teenage years. The research indicates serious adolescent infections such as glandular fever are associated with higher rates of MS diagnoses, and concerns are being raised as to whether the current COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a surge in MS cases in the future.

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