Role of chronic infections: Research




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...

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?