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Clinical symptoms & markers of disease mechanisms in adolescent chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection

Clinical symptoms and markers of disease mechanisms in adolescent chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection: an exploratory cross-sectional study, by Miriam Skjerven Kristiansen, Julie Stabursvik, Elise Catriona O’Leary, Maria Pedersen, Tarjei Tørre Asprusten, Truls Leegaard, Liv Toril Osnes, Trygve Tjade, … Continue reading

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The Autoimmune Virus? Groundbreaking EBV finding could help explain ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 30 April 2018: The Autoimmune Virus? Groundbreaking EBV Finding Could Help Explain ME/CFS Viral Mystery  “I’ve been a co-author in almost 500 papers. This one is more important than all of the rest … Continue reading

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NEID disease? Study suggests neuro, endocrine & immune systems work together to produce ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 26 January 2018: NEID Disease? Study Suggests Neuro, Endocrine and Immune Systems Work Together to Produce ME/CFS   Bruun Wyller continues to surprise. When last heard from this erstwhile cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) … Continue reading

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Even “minor” infections can cause ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 5 July 2017: Even “Minor” Infections Can Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Giardia hasn’t historically ranked high as a potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Some anecdotal reports suggest that a Giardia outbreak may … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: A new explanation – and cure from Dr Willy Eriksen?

Tracy Duvall blog post, 10 June 2017: ME/CFS: A new explanation – and cure? In a recent paper, Dr. Willy Eriksen proposes a complete explanation for the development, diversity, and persistence of myalgic encephalomyelitis, aka chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He … Continue reading

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Research protocol for Mental training for CFS/ME in adolescents

Norwegian research studies: Protocol for intervention «Mental training for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) following EBV infection in adolescents: a randomised controlled trial»  26 March 2016 This blogpost will provide you with the research protocol for the mental/biopsychological/ adjusting behavorial  intervention and RTC … Continue reading

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CFS and Epstein Barr virus in one clinical case

Research abstract: Background: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex illness with different clinical definition, etiological models and treatments. A lot of studies have focused on the concomitance with herpesviridae infections, especially Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). We report a clinical case … Continue reading

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Hormones, autoimmunity and/or viruses at work in ME/CFS

Cort Johnson explores the significance of a study into age peaks in ME/CFS: Age patterns provide pointer A  Norwegian study of ME/CFS patient records that found two age peaks in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, one starting from ages 10-19, the other … Continue reading

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Different responses to EBV in MS and CFS could lead to diagnostic marker

Abstract Most humans carry a considerable number of persisting viral infections, frequently in a latent state. Chronic infections may intermittently reactivate especially under immune suppression and play an important role as trigger or cofactor for autoimmune diseases and cancer. Correlation … Continue reading

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Severity of infection leads to CFS in adolescents

Abstract This study focused on identifying risk factors for adolescent post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), utilizing a prospective, nested case–control longitudinal design in which over 300 teenagers with infectious mononucleosis (IM) [aka EBV or glandular fever] were identified through primary … Continue reading

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