Preliminary Communications

Rickettsial Antibodies in Multiple Sclerosis

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5687.30 (Published 03 January 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:30
  1. E. J. Field,
  2. Mavis Chambers

    Abstract

    The serum of subjects with multiple sclerosis or other degenerative neurological diseases and that of normal controls does not differ significantly in its content of antibodies to several rickettsial antigens. There is no evidence for a rickettsial aetiology of multiple sclerosis, and no grounds for an extended clinical trial of Le Gac's full method of treatment with antibiotics.

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