Media Article: “Virus-Related Muscle Damage Tied to Chronic Fatigue”

by Meg on 4th November 2006

in All ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia News,Research,Selected Media Articles

There are many cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome occurring in patients who have suffered a viral infection…

New research has come to light which shows that some CFS sufferers have evidence of virus in their muscles, thus impairing muscle function.

(…) "Dr. R. J. M. Lane and others at Imperial College in London, UK, looked for RNA from enteroviruses in muscle biopsies taken from 48 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and from 29 people with normal muscles. Muscle biopsy samples from 10 of the 48 chronic fatigue patients were positive for enterovirus RNA, Lane’s team reports in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. "All 29 human tissue controls…were negative for enterovirus sequences." (…) "The investigators say the RNA most closely that from coxsackie B virus." (…) "The team concludes that their findings support the notion that chronic fatigue syndrome has different causes, "and that some cases have a peripheral component to their fatigue related to muscle dysfunction."" Pak Tribune, 2 November 2006

For the full article, click here.

Meg

Sleepydust Newspaper Coordinator

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