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Higher Prevelance of FMS in people with HTLV-Get tested for both HTLV and XMRV???

Mya Symons

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PERHAPS PEOPLE WITH BOTH CFS AND FMS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR BOTH XMRV AND HTLV!!!!!!

Journal of Rhuematology, 2006 Nov;33(11):2300-3.


Higher prevalence of fibromyalgia in patients infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I.
Cruz BA, Catalan-Soares B, Proietti F.
SourceRheumatology Department, Biocor Instituto, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil. boriscruz@terra.com.br

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjgren's syndrome have been reported in individuals infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). Other chronic lymphotropic virus infections such as hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus are associated with fibromyalgia (FM). There are no reports about the association between HTLV-I infection and FM. We evaluated the association between FM and HTLV-I infection.

METHODS: We conducted a case-control study with prevalent cases. Ex-blood donation candidates with HTLV-I infection from a blood bank cohort, and healthy blood donors as a control group, were submitted to rheumatologic evaluation to compare the prevalence of FM. The following covariables were also evaluated: other rheumatic diseases, age, sex, personal income, level of education, and depression.

RESULTS: One hundred individuals with HTLV-I infection and 62 non-infected blood donors were studied. Thirty-eight (38%) HTLV-I infected individuals and 3 (4.8%) individuals from the control group presented the diagnosis of FM (OR 12.05, 95% CI 3.53-41.17). Other rheumatic diseases were also more prevalent in the infected group (37% vs 12.9%; OR 3.80, 95% CI 1.63-8.86). In multivariate analysis adjusted by the covariables, the association between HTLV-I and FM was statistically significant (OR 9.14, 95% CI 2.42-34.52).

CONCLUSION: Our study shows a greater prevalence of FM in HTLV-I infected individuals, suggesting that FM may be associated with this viral infection.

PMID:17086610[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types, MeSH TermsPublication TypesResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tMeSH TermsCase-Control StudiesFemaleFibromyalgia/epidemiologyFibromyalgia/virology*HTLV-I Infections/complications*HTLV-I Infections/epidemiologyHuman T-lymphotropic virus 1/immunology*HumansMaleMiddle AgedPrevalence
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ukxmrv

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That's really interesting Myra, thanks for posting. I was tested for HTLV-1 but not until I developed FMS on top of the ME. I was negative.

XMRV+
 

Mya Symons

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This is a 2006 paper. Does anyone know if there has there been any more research indicating whether this finding has been duplicated?

Good question. I don't know, but I have access to alot of the medical journals. I will try to look it up this weekened and see if I can find anything. Hopefully I will remember.
 

Daffodil

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very interesting. i wonder if valproic acid would help with fibro..it decreases htlv-1 reservoirs i think.