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Role of chronic infections: Research

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Viktorya, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Viktorya

    Viktorya Guest

    Role of Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative,
    Neurobehavioural, Psychiatric, Autoimmune and Fatiguing Illnesses: Part 2
    Garth L. Nicolson and Jorg Haier, British Journal of Medical
    Practitioners, 2010;3(1):301.

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    Chronically ill patients with neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural and
    psychiatric diseases commonly have systemic and central nervous system
    bacterial and viral infections. In addition, other chronic illnesses
    where neurological manifestations are routinely found, such as fatiguing
    and autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease and Gulf War illnesses, also show
    systemic bacterial and viral infections that could be important in
    disease inception, progression or increasing the types/severities of
    signs and symptoms.

    Evidence of Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Borrelia
    burgdorferi, human herpesvirus-1, -6 and -7 and other bacterial and
    viral infections revealed high infection rates in the above illnesses
    that were not found in controls. Although the specific roles of chronic
    infections in various diseases and their pathogeneses have not been
    carefully determined, the data suggest that chronic bacterial and/or
    viral infections are common features of progressive chronic diseases.
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    Role of Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative,
    Neurobehavioral, Psychiatric, Autoimmune and Fatiguing Illnesses: Part 1

    altho I wish he'd mentioned the possibility of XMRV maybe making these chronic? If that's possible...
  2. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

    I really don't get why everyone is so hyped up about XMRV. The research isn't finding what they had expected and it's just another virus to add to the camels back. We have these viruses, these problems, that is a given. The question is...what do we do about it that is proven to be effective, safe and something that everyone can afford?

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