Has anyone investigated the idea that all people have the gene(s) for MS, in family history there is a mutation and when exposed to EBV or toxic mold then gets MS. Or mutation is recessive gene, takes both parents to carry that gene - both parents give child recessive gene and child then expresses gene as dominant and MS when exposed to virus etc. ensues.
Most evidence relative to the risk of MS suggests that there are individuals with genetic predispositions, that if they are vitamin D deficient and exposed to Epstein barr at a certain age, then their risk of MS goes up! The exposure and genetics are not the only issue – timing and circumstance matters.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Strategic Initiatives
Cain Denius Scholar of Mobility Disorders
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Department of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center