Archive for EBV

Stanford Geneticist Suggests Unusual Type of Epstein-Barr Virus May Be Triggering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The renowned Stanford geneticist, Ron Davis Phd, who's son Whitney has a very serious case of ME/CFS has opened a research foundation at Stanford to find answers to ME/CFS.  He's als0, on the foundations Facebook page, supplying answers to one question a week  from the ME/CFS community. He's Read more [...]

From the Gut to the Brain: Esther’s Amazing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Xifaxin Story

Esther’s Xifaxin Story “It's impossible to describe the awe I (and my husband) feel as I am able to do things I haven't been able to do for so many years.” Here we recount Esther's amazing experience with Xifaxin (Rifaxamin), an antibiotic often used to treat small intestinal bacterial Read more [...]

From Mono To Giardia To Orthostatic Intolerance to … Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dr. Cheney: the First Visit

My ME/CFS History 1989 - The First Flu-like Illness I was always a high energy burn the candle at both ends type-A person. In my early twenties (1989) I came down with a flu-like illness that did not go away. I had gone from a person who would play sports 4-6 hours a day, to one who would get Read more [...]

Epstein Barr Virus, Autoimmunity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Are They All Connected?

Epstein-Barr virus just keeps showing up in ME/CFS. After the Lipkin study suggested EBV activation wasn't a problem in ME/CFS, a German study suggested it was. Now, we look at that issue and a fascinating hypothesis proposing that poorly controlled EBV infections are at the heart of all autoimmunity. The Read more [...]

EBV Back Front and Center: German Group Finds Immune Holes and Increased Levels of Epstein-Barr Virus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Virtually everyone is exposed to Epstein-Barr Virus. If you catch it as a child you usually feel nothing, but if you're an adolescent you're likely to come down with infectious mononucleosis - and a greatly increased risk of ME/CFS. After German researchers noticed some strange EBV antibody Read more [...]

The Monster Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pathogen Study Results Are In…..

Dr. Ian Lipkin surprised everyone on the CDC's Conference call yesterday when he presented many of the results from the two major pathogen studies involving the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Initiative and Dr. Montoya at Stanford. These studies, easily the most rigorous of their type ever attempted Read more [...]

The Immune Disorder: the DeMeirleir Video on the Immune System and Pathogens in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

In the seventh of the ME Association's ME/CFS experts video series on the immune system and viruses we're really getting into the heart of things.  Dr. DeMeirleir co-wrote a densely technical book on immune interactions in ME/CFS called 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Biological Approach' about a decade Read more [...]
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