Investigation of herpes simplex virus associations with multiple sclerosis and neuromyeltis optica

Takeaway

  • No association was found between mean antibody index for human herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) and multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

Why this matters ?

    Multiple studies have implicated various viruses to have a causal role in the pathogenesis of MS or NMO, however their presence and association to pathology has not been thoroughly investigated in these patient populations.