Multiple Sclerosis, Mad Cow Disease and Acinetobacter

Authors: Ebringer, Alan

  • Discovery of the link between Acinetobacter bacteria in MS patients and BSE affected animals was made by the editor's team at KCL, who will discuss this discovery with a unique knowledge
  • The book will deal with the cause of MS throughout the world, which will arouse international interest in the scientific and medical community
  • Some 20 papers on neurological topics will be brought together, making this book accessible to patients, neurologists, research institutions, professionals and the general public
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About this book

The aim of this book is to publicise and bring to a wider audience the concept that the cause of two neurological diseases, namely multiple sclerosis (MS) and “mad cow disease” also known as “bovine spongiform encephalopathy” are related through exposure to a common microbe Acinetobacter which is found in human sinuses, on skin and in the soil. An infection is the cause of a neurological disease in man and in animals. Elevated levels of antibodies to Acinetobacter have been found in multiple sclerosis patients as well as in ruminants who have been described as suffering from “mad cow disease” following exposure to contaminated feed supplements. The overall objective and scope of this book is to inform the audience, the reader, that multiple sclerosis may be linked to a microbe Acinetobacter which carries molecular structures resembling myelin, the outer sheath covering of neurons.

About the authors

Professor Alan Ebringer, Department of Rheumatology, The Middlesex Hospital UCH School of Medicine and Infection & Immunity Group, Division of Life Sciences, Kings College, London, UK.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Multiple Sclerosis as a Scientific Problem

    Ebringer, Alan

    Pages 1-7

  • History of the Attempts to Find the Origin of Multiple Sclerosis

    Ebringer, Alan

    Pages 9-14

  • The Problem of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy also Known as “Mad Cow Disease” in the United Kingdom

    Ebringer, Alan

    Pages 15-20

  • Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis as a Model of Multiple Sclerosis

    Ebringer, Alan

    Pages 21-26

  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Comparison Between the “Prion” Hypothesis and the Autoimmune Theory

    Ebringer, Alan

    Pages 27-35

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02735-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02734-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37769-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Sclerosis, Mad Cow Disease and Acinetobacter
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02735-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02735-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02734-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37769-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
Topics