Papers And Originals

Herpes Zoster and Multiple Sclerosis

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5651.218 (Published 26 April 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:218
  1. J. A. R. Lenman,
  2. T. J. Peters

    Abstract

    No significant difference was found between 50 consecutive patients with multiple sclerosis and matched controls in respect of previous infection with rubella or measles and chicken-pox, or of previous vaccination and immunizing injections. Significantly more patients had a past history of herpes zoster compared with the controls.

    Footnotes

    • * Based on a paper presented to the Association of British Neurologists on 6 April 1968.