Multiple Sclerosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Management


Erwin Scholz (Editor)
Carl Müller (Editor)

Series: Immunology and Immune System Disorders, Neurodegenerative Diseases – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED022000

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system which leads to neuronal demyelination. As the disease progresses, oligodendrocytes and axons are destroyed, resulting in sclerotic plaques or lesion formation. Although treatment is available which can alleviate some of the symptoms, no cure is available. This book presents current research in the study of the causes, diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis. Topics discussed include the reactivity profile of B cells and autoantibodies in MS; the role of fatty acids in neurodegenerative diseases; the possible mechanisms that the Epstein-Barr virus is exploiting to trigger MS and immunoglobulin free light chains in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


B Cells and Autoantibodies in Multiple Sclerosis
(Klaartje Somers, Judith Fraussen, Myrthe Rouwette, Cindy Govarts, Piet Stinissen, Veerle Somers, Hasselt University, Biomedical Research Institute, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek, Belgium, and others)

Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Fatty Acids
(Gloudina M. Hon, Tandi Matsha, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Wellness Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa)

Multiple Sclerosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Management
(Georgia Deretzi, Emmanuel Gavalas, Christos Zavos, Stergios A. Polyzos, Dimitrios Tsiptsios, Evangelia Giartza-Taxidou, Iakovos Tsiptsios, Jannis Kountouras, Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Epstein-Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis
(Costanza Casiraghi, Marc S. Horwitz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Actual Relation between Multiple Sclerosis and Epstein-Barr Virus
(Olivia Santiago, Antonio Sorlozano, Maria José Soto, Enrique Villegas, Jose Gutierrez, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain, and others)

MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis: A Regional and Statistical Analysis of Microstructural Alterations
(Dominique Sappey-Marinier, Salem Hannoun, Françoise Durand-Dubief, François Cotton, Christian Confavreux, CREATIS, UMR5220 CNRS & U1044 INSERM, Université de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, and others)

Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
(Batia Kaplan, Sizilia Golderman, Ben-Ami Sela, Heller Institute of Medical Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, and others)
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Heterogeneous Aetiology of Multiple Sclerosis
(Seyed Amir Bahreini, Hamid Zahednasab, Mohammad Saadatnia, University of Isfahan) (a)

Multiple Sclerosis
(Daria Dinacci, Italy) (a)

Multiple Sclerosis, an Autoimmune Disease of Rickettsial Origin Amenable to Treatment by a New Strategy
(Bo Frykholm) (a)

Mini Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis
(A.A. Novik, A.N. Kuznetsov, V.Y. Melnichenko, Tatyana I. Ionova, G. Gorodokin, Department of Haematology and Cellular Therapy, Pirogov National Medical Surgical Center, Moscow, Russia) (a)

Multiple Sclerosis
(Amira Messadi) (a)

Detecting Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of High-Density EEG
(Robert Whelan, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) (a)


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