The US researchers have found a link between food bug and multiple sclerosis, suggesting that food poisoning may trigger MS in people who are susceptible to the disease.
They carried a test on mice where they found that a food poisoning bacterium may have implicated in MS.
A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College carried a study in which they found that the toxins released by a rare strain of Clostridium perfringens caused MS-like damage in the brain.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease that involves the immune system attacking the brain and spinal cord. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.
According to the new study, certain strains of Clostridium perfringens releases epilson toxin that causes blood brain permeability.
Clostridium perfringens is one of the most common causes of food-borne illness in the United States. Common sources of the illness include poultry, beef, gravies and died or pre-cooked foods.