Environment Theory

Over 20 infectious agents have been suggested as etiologic agents. Currently, human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) is the most likely causative virus. HHV-6 may initiate MS in two ways. First, HHV-6 is structurally similar to myelin basic protein. When T cells become sensitive to HHV-6, the cells may attack myelin basic protein. Second, HHV-6 may directly stimulate the complement cascade, activating autoimmune processes.6

Infection with HHV-6 cannot fully explain MS, because HHV-6 is found in 75% of the population, but MS is much less common.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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