Vitamin D deficiency may allow ‘abnormal response’ to Epstein-Barr virus (mono) that triggers MS

New research suggests that the combination of limited sunlight exposure (vitamin D deficiency), coupled with a history of having a common illness known as mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus infection) may explain much of the risk for development of multiple sclerosis in genetically susceptible individuals. (And raising the question of whether some such combination might trigger ME/CFS – once termed ‘atypical MS, and often preceded by mono.)


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