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Dr. Chia & Enteroviral infection: Which virus or viruses is he referring to?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by hubcap_halo, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. hubcap_halo

    hubcap_halo

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    When Dr. Chia refers to enteroviral infection, does anyone know which one he means? When I researched enteroviruses, they are numerous kinds. I was wondering if anyone knows. Thanks very much.
     
  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    here is Dr. Chia's foundation
    http://enterovirusfoundation.org/index.shtml

    The citation they chose for ME is:
    http://enterovirusfoundation.org/associations.shtml

    sounds like mutiple kinds

    http://enterovirusfoundation.org/chronicinfections.shtml
     
  3. ixchelkali

    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    I think he's interested in any non-polio enterovirus in ME/CFS, but his 2005 study mentions finding six coxsackieviruses and five echoviruses. He also mentions that "Three patients with strongly positive enteroviral RNA in their PBMC had no detectable neutralising antibody to the 11 enteroviruses tested, which suggested that infections could be caused by the other echoviruses or enteroviruses not identified by commercially available neutralising antibody tests."
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1770761/?tool=pubmed
     
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  4. hubcap_halo

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    THANK YOU FOR THESE HELPFUL REPLIES!

    These were for a friend of mine and he'll be very grateful!

    Thank you!
     
  5. hubcap_halo

    hubcap_halo

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    Thank you so much

    Good god. Thank you for this incredible link.

    My friend is printing that article from the Journal of Clinical Pathology and showing it to
    all his docs and I will show it to my doc!
    Great work!Thank you.
     

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