Murine Leukemia Viruses Common in Chronic Fatigue

Article in Press confirms a previous study finding Murine Leukemia virus in majority of cases of Chronic Fatigue. Previous study researchers contended they found just as much virus in cases of Fibromyalgia which strengthens concept FM and chronicc fatigue could be spectrums of same disease.

Initial study from Utah:
Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Vincent C. Lombardi et al.
Science Oct 8, 2009; p1-4

  • Grew virus out of 65% of cases
  • developed a specific antibody test on bases of virus isolated and found evidence of viral infection in the majority of cases of chronic fatigue
  • Two European studies using quick and dirty primers failed to find anything but Utah group when analysing their primer found it would only detect 7% of cases:
      •Science. 2009 Oct 23;326(5952):585-9. Epub 2009 Oct 8. Detection of an infectious retrovirus, XMRV, in blood cells of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Lombardi VC et al
  • Now a study by the Food and Drug Administration, using 15 year old samples of subjects with chronic fatigue, has demonstrated 86.5% were infected versus 6.8% of controls:

Comment – the rates are astoundingly high and it is hard at this point to ignore. Victim of chronic fatigue have not been able to give blood and there is a call for treatments to be promoted – I discussed the some in a previous post:

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