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XMRV positive by stomach biopsy

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by serg1942, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. serg1942

    serg1942 Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share with you that I have been also found XMRV positive in a stomach sample, by PCR, by Redlabs in Brussels.

    I was previously found XMRV + by culture by VIPdx, while the serology test came out negative.

    So yes, I am XMRV ++ :D

    Best,
    Sergio
  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Was XMRV the only virus that your stomach biopsy was tested for?
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    mojoey Senior Member

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    Muchos gracias for letting all of us know Serg.
  4. serg1942

    serg1942 Senior Member

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    Hi August59,

    No, actually I was looked for XMRV, MLVs, and a bunch of other viruses. I was found "just" XMRV and HHV-6. Interestingly the HHV-6 test is developed enough to give a quantitative result, and it is outrageously high!! However, the serology test for HHV-6 in blood was normal.

    Conclusion: my Lymphocytes B are not making enough antibodies to be caught by the blood test (XMRV in theory could cause Lymphocytes B anergy...).

    Hola Joey, de nada! :)

    Saluditos,
    Sergio
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Hi Sergio

    That's very interesting. Susan told me about that test a month or so ago. Also the HHV-6. That might fit in with what Montoya and Lerner think about herpes virus infections.

    Eric
  6. Nielk

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    Hi Sergio,

    This is very interesting.

    Can any G.I. take the biopsy ?nd send the sample out to Redlabs?

    Thanks,
    Nielk
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    How did they test for it? And was it integrated?
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    Daffodil Senior Member

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    holy chit. a biopsy! i always thought HHV6 was a bigger player than EBV....i wish i could get my hands on some cidofovir
  9. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Very interesting news.. thanks for sharing
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    Thanks Sergio - we may never get tested here but we know what "bugs" are being found.
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Sure you will get tested, Enid. It just takes some more confirmation, but if that happens, they will have no other choice than to come to reason...
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    interesting stuff.. so no enterovirus?
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    XAND

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    yes, I was also wondering, did DMeirleir checked for the famous enterovirus as well?
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    Enid Senior Member

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    Thanks eric - your post 11 - as you know UKers have to go anywhere else but the UK for pathogen diagnosis and treatments (that's providing one escapes the Psyches). Much looking forward to the "no other choice" time - not too far away now.
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    Thanks for letting us know Sergio. xx
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    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    sergio, wld also appreciate if you could share yr HHV6 titers. thanks.
  17. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Sergio'

    If you don't mind me asking, who did your biopsy? Was it a local GI doc?

    This is the type of information that I hope gets noticed by the research community. Thanks for sharing!
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi August,

    I'm obviously not Sergio--he is asleep in Spain!--but I witnessed his biopsy so can answer. Dr. Kenny De Meirleir prescribed it, the prescription was carried out by a gastro-enterologist in a hospital in Spain (they did an endoscopy and took about 6 samples of stomach tissue), these were frozen with dry ice and FedExed to RedLabs in Belgium where the tissue was analyzed.

    Sushi
  19. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Thanks Sushi,

    Do you know id Dr. KDM has prescribed this type biopsy for others? Or, better yet, have you heard of other results from a similiar test?
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    What might be interesting to know... did they ever test your blood for HHV-6 in any other way than by looking for antibodies, like by PCR, for example? What sort was this new HHV-6 test? PCR?

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