What Every Woman with MS Should Know

MS Risk Factors

Multiple sclerosis usually develops in people between the ages of 20 and 40. If someone in your family has MS, you have a 1 to 3 percent chance of developing it as well. Certain infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus, have been linked to multiple sclerosis.

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February 25, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014