Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chronic enterovirus infection may cause ME/CFS

J Chia1, A Chia, M Voeller, T Lee, R Chang
J Clin Pathol 2010;63:165-168 doi:10.1136/jcp.2009.070466

After acute infections, enteroviruses can persist in patients resulting in manifestation of ME/CFS. Chronic enterovirus infection in an immunocompetent host may be an example of a stalemate between attenuated, intracellular viruses and an ineffective immune response.

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