Vaccinations 'not linked to increased risk of MS, central nervous system disorders'

October 21, 2014 7:14 AM

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Vaccinations 'not linked to increased risk of MS, central nervous system disorders'

"The concern that vaccinations could induce a small increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndromes (CNS ADS) remains controversial," notes the research team, led by Dr. Annette Langer-Gould of Kaiser Permanente in California.

In particular, concerns have been raised about MS risk following vaccinations for hepatitis B, after studies claimed the vaccine could break down myelin (a fatty substance that protects nerve fibers) - a process believed to contribute to MS. Some studies have also suggested a link between the human ...

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