Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Persistence of Epstein-Barr Virus DNA in Muscle
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).
KeywordsChronic Fatigue Syndrome Muscle Biopsy Hybridization Index Lymphoid Cell Line Skeletal Muscle Biopsy
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