Monday, 23 August 2010

A second study,…

… published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm the presence of XMRV and other MRV-related viruses in a high proportion of chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Scientists found gene sequences from several MRV-related viruses in blood cells from 32 out of 37 chronic-fatigue patients but only 3 of 44 healthy ones.

Chronic Fatigue Linked to Virus Class
New York Times - 23 August 2010
When the journal Science published an attention-grabbing study last fall linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a recently discovered retrovirus, many experts remained skeptical — especially after four other studies found no such association.


Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors
Shyh-Ching Lo, Natalia Pripuzova, Bingjie Li, Anthony L. Komaroff, Guo-Chiuan Hung, Richard Wang, and Harvey J. Alter
PNAS published ahead of print August 23, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1006901107



Michelle said...

Why is nothing being done about this in Dr. offices that treat patients with fibro/cfs?

ZenMaster said...

It has become a very controvsial issue. Some thinks its a lab contamination, some thinks still it is real. Can only hope that some high-quality virology lab's tries to get to the bottom with this. And everyone should also remember, CFS is most certainly not only ONE disease, but have many different causes, that can confuse results at this stage.