Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Persistence of Epstein-Barr Virus DNA in Muscle

  • Leonard C. Archard
  • John L. Peters
  • Peter O. Behan
  • David Doyle
  • Michael Mackett
  • Neil E. Bowles
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Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 20)

Abstract

Our concept of post viral chronic fatigue syndrome (PVCFS) is a neuromuscular disorder which is a sequela of a demonstrated or apparent viral illness. We have previously reported the study of a group of 96 PVCFS patients by molecular hybridization with enterovirus group-specific probes to RNA isolated from skeletal muscle biopsy samples: persisting enterovirus RNA was detected in 20 of these 96 patients (1).

Keywords

Fatigue Neurol Myopathy Doyle 

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard C. Archard
    • 1
  • John L. Peters
    • 1
  • Peter O. Behan
    • 1
  • David Doyle
    • 1
  • Michael Mackett
    • 1
  • Neil E. Bowles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryCharing Cross and Westminster Medical SchoolLondonUK

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