Positive coxsackie virus neutralization test

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I havent gone down the enterovirus rabbit hole yet. What does this say? I obviously have antibodies for Coxsackievirus B3 and B5. But they seem low?

Tested through https://www.kgu.de/

Ive understood that I should retest after maybe 2-3 months to monitor the titers.
 
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Hip

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Yes, your CVB3 and B5 antibody levels seem low.

In the ARUP lab CVB antibody tests, Dr John Chia says titers of 1:160 to 1:320 and higher indicate chronic active infection.

Enteroviruses linked to ME/CFS also include echovirus. Dr Chia observes that the coxsackievirus B and echovirus serotypes most often found in ME/CFS are:

• CVB3 and CVB4 first and foremost
• Then CVB2, EV6, EV7 and EV9
• And then much less EV11

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Which lab performed your test?
 

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Yes, your CVB3 and B5 antibody levels seem low.

In the ARUP lab CVB antibody tests, Dr John Chia says titers of 1:160 to 1:320 and higher indicate chronic active infection.

Enteroviruses linked to ME/CFS also include echovirus. Dr Chia observes that the coxsackievirus B and echovirus serotypes most often found in ME/CFS are:

• CVB3 and CVB4 first and foremost
• Then CVB2, EV6, EV7 and EV9
• And then much less EV11

Ref: 1




Which lab performed your test?
Thanks for the feedback. So that basically means I will have to look elsewhere? Or could those low levels contribute to my illness in some way? Echoviruses are on my to do list.

I tested through Universitätsklinikums Frankfurt. thanks to your road map, appreciate it.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. So that basically means I will have to look elsewhere? Or could those low levels contribute to my illness in some way? Echoviruses are on my to do list.
Usually the reason ME/CFS doctors test for viruses is because there may be treatment opportunities. So in the case of high enterovirus antibodies, Dr Chia may treat with oxymatrine, Epivir or tenofovir.

But I don't think Dr Chia will treat for enterovirus if antibody levels are low.


So the other viruses linked to ME/CFS include EBV, CMV, HHV-6, parvovirus and also the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae. These have their own treatment opportunities.

I expect in the future ME/CFS doctors will also be testing for coronavirus, as this now appears to sometimes cause ME/CFS, or at least and ME/CFS-like condition (long COVID).