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XMRV:How do you establish a causalty link with CFS?

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by Kati, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    So as the replication studies are under way, i wonder what needs to be demonstrated to prove that XMRV is responsible to cause CFS ? Is this an important part of research ?

    Anyone?
     
  2. Hope123

    Hope123 Senior Member

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    If you go to the post I made called 'HERVs and XMRV' on this same subforum, the link Kurt posts on "Rumor Viruses" has a section on criteria for establishing causality for retroviruses in illnesses.

    Also, for general purposes: Bradford-Hill criteria:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology#Bradford-Hill_criteria
     

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