International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day is May 12: The World Will Know
Did you know that May 12 belongs to us? Lots of us are aware of this. We share the buzz on it amongst ourselves. We add blue ribbons to profile pictures. We raise our voices, join our hands, mount the few podiums available to us and tug at the sleeve of the rest of the world.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

XMRV found in Italian CFS/ME study?

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by Zippy_UK, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Zippy_UK

    Zippy_UK

    Messages:
    5
    Likes:
    0
    London
    IiME Charity have posted on their Facebook page that news from the Fatigatio - conference in Dortmund, Germany last w.end, confirms that XMRV has been found in Italy by Drs Lorusso and Capelli.

    The title of their presentation (below) suggests they were looking for XMRV in ME patients rather than the general population.

    Their presentation was on Sat 25th at 13:40: Dr. Lorenzo Lorusso/Dr. Enrica Capelli, Pavia: "CFS/ME in Italy: Clinical Approach and Research in Progress"


    link to the the conference programme: http://www.fatigatio.de/index.php?id=185
     
  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,820
    Likes:
    3,010
    Australia
  3. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

    Messages:
    7,810
    Likes:
    5,618
    australia (brisbane)
    the pubmed article is interesting, those immunological abnormalities mentioned sound alot like me, nk cell dysfunction, increase in cd8 lymphocytes, and cd subset abnormalities. I havent been tested for xmrv yet. Can anyone who has tested positive for xmrv let us know if they also have similar immune abnormalities. Im glad there is a push for more research on xmrv around the world, they just need to push abit harder over in australia.

    cheers!!!
     
  4. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes:
    75
    Switzerland/Spain (Valencia)
    What makes you think they've used RedLabs?
    I hope it's not the case, but i don't know. Anyway, a positive result is much better than a negative one.
     
  5. Mark

    Mark Acting CEO

    Messages:
    4,569
    Likes:
    2,092
    Sofa, UK
    I think Dr de Meirleir's poster from the XMRV conference would be the best answer to your question - it lists the immune abnormalities in his XMRV+ patients. I think there's another duplicate thread discussing the paper, somewhere, which has a more detailed discussion, but I can't seem to find it right now - it was posted at about the same time so an advanced search focusing on date posted might track it down:

    http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/sh...-poster-at-the-XMRV-Workshop&highlight=poster
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page