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Enterovirus antigen and virus-like particles found in the brainstem in Parkinson’s

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Hip, May 7, 2018.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

    A new study finds preliminary evidence linking enterovirus to Parkinson’s disease:

    Virus-like particles and enterovirus antigen found in the brainstem neurons of Parkinson’s disease.

    Parkinsonism has also been previously noted after infection with coxsackievirus B (an enterovirus).

    So Parkinson’s disease is another condition that we may in future find is caused by enterovirus. Enterovirus is linked to a number of chronic diseases, including type 1 diabetes and of course ME/CFS.

    In ME/CFS, three brain autopsy studies found enterovirus in the brains of ME/CFS patients (and of course numerous studies have found enterovirus in the muscle and intestine tissues of ME/CFS patients).

    Enteroviruses such as coxsackievirus B and echovirus can live inside human cells as a non-cytolytic infection — a type of ongoing active infection that can persist indefinitely.
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
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  2. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

    Nice find, @Hip .
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  3. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

    SE coast, Brazil
    This is very interesting, others have found an infectious conection to many other brain and "auto imune"diseases like
    Alzheimer´s disease.
    Amy Proal has been writting extensively about this subject in the excelent blog Microbeminded.
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