Journal article

PATHOGENESIS OF VIRUS-INDUCED DEMYELINATION

JK FAZAKERLEY, MJ BUCHMEIER, K Maramorosch (ed.), FA Murphy (ed.), AJ Shatkin (ed.)

Advances in virus research | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 1993

Abstract

Demyelination is a component of several viral diseases of humans. The best known of these are subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). There are a number of naturally occurring virus infections of animals that involve demyelination and many of these serve as instructive models for human demyelinating diseases. In addition to the naturally occurring diseases, many viruses have been shown to be capable of producing demyelination in experimental situations. In discussing virus-associated demyelinating disease, the chapter reviews the architecture and functional organization of the CNS and considers what is known of the interaction of virus..

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