Personality Changes in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

I've updated my page on personality changes in persons with MSi. I have often wondered whether these stereotypical changes were due to intoxication with volatile bacterial products behind the blood-brain barrieri.

Recent research finds volatile molecules on the breath of persons with MS. [Ionescu R et al. Detection of multiple sclerosis from exhaled breath using bilayers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and single-wall carbon nanotubes. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2011 Dec 21;2(12):687-93. Epub 2011 Sep 22.] Hexanal (hexanaldehyde), found in the breath by these workers, is a product of lipid peroxidation.

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volatile breath molecules

Interesting, David,

Especially in light of your theory about Sarah's personality changes during her sudden MSi take over.

 In this study, was Hexanal found in the breath of every MS patient tested?

Betsy