Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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Spanish news article about Lupus, CFS and XMRV

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Jemal, May 11, 2011.

  1. Jemal

    Jemal Senior Member

    I found this news article talking about Lupus, CFS and XMRV. I used Google translate and the gist seems to be this: 40% of Lupus patients also have been diagnosed with CFS. Two recent Spanish studies have found that there's a correlation between overexpression of a protein and the impact it has on CD4 and T lymphocytes. The other study found no XMRV in patients with CFS and patients with Lupus/CFS.

    The T lymphocytes should direct the B cells (or soldiers as this article calls them) to attack pathogens. But somehow in Lupus the B cells have gone mad (attacking healthy cells) and the T lymphocytes don't seem to be restraining them.

    I guess they have been researching a link with XMRV, because another explanation could be that the T lymphocytes are doing their job, just like the B cells. The healthy cells might in fact be infected with a virus like XMRV.

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