Infectious Diseases As A Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Virtually all CFS symptoms could be produced by an infection of the peripheral ganglia, with infection of the autonomic ganglia causing fatigue, postural hypotension, and sleep disturbances, and infection of the sensory ganglia causing sensory symptoms such as chronic pain. Rather, there are multiple underlying causes that feed off of each other and together manifest as chronic fatigue. A mild herpes simplex infection during childhood can turn into an painful case of shingles when we’re older. That annoying virus that causes cold sores on the lips? Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky and Peter Medveczky of the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, along with the help of several collaborating scientists and clinicians, have published an article  in the Journal of Medical Virology suggesting that a common virus, Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), is the possible cause of some CFS-like cases. The flu-like symptoms often found at the onset and during the illness, as well as the immune abnormalities sometimes seen have long suggested a pathogenic origin to this disease but the many different pathogen triggers identified thus far (Epstein-Barr virus, coxsackie b, parvovirus, giardia, etc ) suggest the initial pathogen involved may be less important than something the pathogen does. For example, patients with Lyme Disease, caused by intracellular Borrelia infections, have been diagnosed with CFS/ME.

The infection is usually mild, but if it spreads in deep muscle, fat, or in the blood, it can be life threatening. The debate surrounding the pathogenesis of ME/CFS has raged for decades. Perhaps you’ve asked your doctor to check your thyroid function and it came back normal. As the stealth infection gathers steam, mild clinical symptoms may surface and be treated more as a nuisance to normal daily living. No one is a stranger to its physical, emotional and psychological effects. Cold sores are a common problem and are caused by herpes virus type 1. It should be noted that most individuals have been exposed to pathogenic viruses that can be reactivated by adverse environmental conditions and cause chronic fatigue and other diseases.


Does anyone know if hormonal imbalance causes cold sores to flare up? Feature written by Janna Lawrence, on Twitter as >@JannaNadine. ANOTHER RETROVIRUS? Perhaps most importantly, these patients are being advised to stop taking antiretroviral medications. Is that correct? The CFS patient population was composed of rigorously screened civilian and Persian Gulf War veterans meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s CFS case definition criteria. According to scientific statistics, more than 95% of people carry the herpes virus from three years (the virus is transmitted through saliva).

Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky and Peter Medveczky of the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, along with the help of several collaborating scientists and clinicians, have published an article in the Journal of Medical Virology suggesting that a common virus, Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), is the possible cause of some CFS cases. Ticks can carry many different pathogens. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition of prolonged and severe tiredness or weariness (fatigue) that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other conditions. By this means it is sufficient viral replication in cells will interfere with cell metabolism and cause cell death, but not enough to result in a positive test DNA polymerase, or antigenemia with antibody response. This will give us a much clearer picture of adrenal function. Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky and Peter Medveczky of the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, along with the help of several collaborating scientists and clinicians, have published an article in the Journal of Medical Virology suggesting that a common virus, Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), is the possible cause of some CFS cases. Despite most patients fears, not all the causes are life threatening.

Viruses are stealth, even when you are feeling okay they are at work replicating unless you do something about it. Now I’m remembering a long-term relationship with someone who had genital herpes. With the Pridgen antivral trial results due next month, we take a look. This is because these can cause blindness if it is not a very deep breathing out a perfect actions and disbelief. This is an insidious disease that can develop into advanced lung damage almost before its victim is aware that the condition is serious. 5 days later I had a fever, fatigue, and small painless blisters on my tongue. In the conclusions of that paper it was noted that it seemed likely that there are vicious circle mechanisms involved in CFS that prevent glutathione repletion from being the complete answer for treating this disorder.

Meanwhile, I leave this article I found acerda HIV, 16 symptoms that could tell you if you suffer. Michael VanElzakker, a researcher affiliated with the Tufts University PTSD neuroimaging laboratory as well as the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Neuroscience division, has published a novel hypothesis on the possible etiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).