From mishap to model: The origins and utility of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Biomed J. 2015 May-Jun;38(3):177-80. doi: 10.4103/2319-4170.158498.


This special edition of the Biomedical Journal focuses on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and includes three reviews showing how this model has greatly facilitated our understanding of the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis. We also highlight a small single center study which suggests that the use of calcium bone substitutes during core decompression surgery may do more harm than good. Finally, we see how policy changes affect the management of fungal infections in immunocompromised patients and we learn about antibiotic resistance among strains of Streptococcus agalactiae circulating in Taiwan.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial / immunology*
  • Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / immunology*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / therapy
  • Osteonecrosis / immunology*