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Isolation of Clostridium perfringens Type B in an Individual at First Clinical Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis Provides Clues for Environmental Triggers of the Disease

  • Kareem Rashid Rumah,

    Affiliations: Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York, New York, United States of America, The Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America, The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Linden,

    Affiliation: The Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Vincent A. Fischetti,

    Affiliation: The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Timothy Vartanian mail

    tiv2002@med.cornell.edu

    Affiliation: The Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: October 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076359

About the Authors

Kareem Rashid Rumah
Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York, New York, United States of America
Kareem Rashid Rumah, Jennifer Linden, Timothy Vartanian
The Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America
Kareem Rashid Rumah, Vincent A. Fischetti
The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tiv2002@med.cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KRR JL VAF TV. Performed the experiments: KRR JL. Analyzed the data: KRR JL VAF TV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VAF TV. Wrote the paper: KRR JL TV.