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List of all the names of all the different viruses etc that is connected with ME?

Hip

Senior Member
Messages
17,860
Im sure there is a list somewhere on this page but I cant find it.

The pathogens most frequently linked to ME/CFS are:

Certain enteroviruses:
  • coxsackievirus B
  • echovirus
Certain herpesviruses:
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • cytomegalovirus
  • HHV-6
Also:
  • parvovirus B19
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae (a bacterium which lives inside your cells)

We can now probably add SARS-CoV-2 to the above list. And you can also include Borrelia if you consider that chronic Lyme is a form of ME/CFS.

Very occasionally some cases of ME/CFS appear due to reactivated varicella zoster virus (you know if you have this because it causes a shingles rash).

These are the main pathogens that ME/CFS doctors will typically test you for.



There are a few other pathogens which are sometimes found in ME/CFS patients, as co-infections which may make the ME/CFS worse.
 

ChookityPop

Senior Member
Messages
584
The pathogens most frequently linked to ME/CFS are:

Certain enteroviruses:
  • coxsackievirus B
  • echovirus
Certain herpesviruses:
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • cytomegalovirus
  • HHV-6
Also:
  • parvovirus B19
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae (a bacterium which lives inside your cells)

We can now probably add SARS-CoV-2 to the above list. And you can also include Borrelia if you consider that chronic Lyme is a form of ME/CFS.

Very occasionally some cases of ME/CFS appear due to reactivated varicella zoster virus (you know if you have this because it causes a shingles rash).

These are the main pathogens that ME/CFS doctors will typically test you for.



There are a few other pathogens which are sometimes found in ME/CFS patients, as co-infections which may make the ME/CFS worse.
Thank you!!