Potential MS Vaccine

Potential MS Vaccine

TB vaccine may help prevent MS.

A vaccine for tuberculosis, may help prevent multiple sclerosis.
Researchers at Sapienza University in Rome looked at the effects of a tuberculosis vaccine on people who had a first episode that suggested they had MS.

They split 73 people into two groups and gave the tuberculosis vaccine called Bacille Calmette-Guerin, or BCG  to 33 of them. Researchers say after six months, those who received the vaccine had fewer brain lesions that are signs of MS.

By the end of the study 58 percent of the vaccinated people had not developed MS compared to 30 percent of those who didn't get the vaccine.

Complete findings for this study can be found in the online issue of the Journal "Neurology."

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