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Chronic Viral Infections In ME/CFS

Thursday 4 October 2018

 

From the Journal of Translational Medicine:

 

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Chronic viral infections in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

Santa Rasa, Zaiga Nora-Krukle, Nina Henning, Eva Eliassen, Evelina Shikova, Thomas Harrer, Carmen Scheibenbogen, Modra Murovska, Bhupesh K. Prusty and the European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE)

Journal of Translational Medicine 201816:268
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-018-1644-y
© The Author(s) 2018

Received: 2 August 2018
Accepted: 24 September 2018
Published: 1 October 2018

© 2018 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature.

Background and main text

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex and controversial clinical condition without having established causative factors. Increasing numbers of cases during past decade have created awareness among patients as well as healthcare professionals. Chronic viral infection as a cause of ME/CFS has long been debated. However, lack of large studies involving well-designed patient groups and validated experimental set ups have hindered our knowledge about this disease. Moreover, recent developments regarding molecular mechanism of pathogenesis of various infectious agents cast doubts over validity of several of the past studies.

Conclusions

This review aims to compile all the studies done so far to investigate various viral agents that could be associated with ME/CFS. Furthermore, we suggest strategies to better design future studies on the role of viral infections in ME/CFS.

 

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