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VIRUS THAT MAY CAUSE FIBROMYLAGIA AND CFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WomanInBath posted:
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A new study has suggested that an infection may play a role in conditions like CFS and Fibromyalgia.
Reasearchers studied blood sapmles from 101 patients diagnosed with CFS and compared them with 218 people without CFS. A majority of CFS patients, 67 percent, tested positive for the XENOTROPIC MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS- RELATED VIRUS or XMRV, compared with just 4 percent of healthy test subjects. What's more, subsequent testing found 95 percent of CFS patients harbored XMRV.
The reseaerchers, from the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno, NV., the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD., and Cleveland Clinic, say they have also found the virus in people with Fibromyagia and myalgic encephalitis and Gulf War Syndrome.
If research is confirmed by other scientists, it may open the door for new drug treatments.
SOURCE: The Oct 23, 2009 issue of "the Journal of Science" as printed in "Your Health Magazine.''
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