Article:Chronic bacterial and viral infections in Neuro Diseases

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Nanie46, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    This is a very interesting article that addresses chronic bacterial and viral infections as causes of diseases such as CFS (page 5), ALS, MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Autism, and Lyme disease.

    Here is the link:


    http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/documents/ME-CFS_docs/Chronic%20Bacterial%20&%20Viral%20Infections,%20Neurodegenearative,%20Neurobehavioral%20Diseases.pdf


    In case you couldn't get to the link here is a paraphrased version of the part about CFS:

    A large subset of CFS patients can be characterized by the presence of chronic bacterial and viral infections......such as mycoplasma (51%), C. pneumoniae (8%), and active HHV-6 (30%).

    A sizeable percentage of CFS/ME patients are also infected with Borrelia burgdorferi (lyme).

    Other infections are also found in CFS patients such as CMV, enteroviruses and HHV-7.



    You can also find it by Googling "chronic bacterial and viral infections in Neuro"....go to the 2nd result (not the first one in medscape).

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  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Hi jam,

    I changed the link. I had made it a tiny url because it is long...but I changed it back to the long one so you could access it without worry. Try it again.
  3. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    if the link is too long to look at and type, just highlight it, then copy and paste it onto the place where you would normally type it

    although when I just tried to do that to this link, I got a french site

    if the article is not terribly long maybe someone could post the whole article on here (or just the relevant part)....or the title so we could google that, as you suggested[This Message was Edited on 03/31/2009]
  4. outofstep

    outofstep Member

    Title is "Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative and Neurobehavioral Diseases"
  5. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    You can find it by going to Google and searching for "chronic bacterial and viral infections in Neuro"......go to the 2nd result (not the first one in Medscape).
  6. equanimous

    equanimous New Member

    Just wanted to say your post made me chuckle at the irony that you can't access this article about viruses for fear of getting a virus. Hope you found a way around it! ;-)
  7. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    a few doctors are using antivirals (valcyte) for some type of MS with some success. i know dr. brewer has done it as well as some doctor in spain.
  8. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    http://www.miklossy.ch/401/index.html
  9. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    In case you couldn't get to the link here is a paraphrased version of the part about CFS:

    A large subset of CFS patients can be characterized by the presence of chronic bacterial and viral infections......such as mycoplasma (51%), C. pneumoniae (8%), and active HHV-6 (30%).

    A sizeable percentage of CFS/ME patients are also infected with Borrelia burgdorferi (lyme).

    Other infections are also found in CFS patients such as CMV, enteroviruses and HHV-7.

  10. aftermath

    aftermath New Member

    This still does not tell us if the infections are the chicken or the egg.

    Are immune systems broken because of infection? Or, does an immune deficiency allow the infections to take hold?
  11. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    I think it makes sense to treat the infections properly and note the patients response to treatment.

    For Borrelia burgdorferi, a Lyme literate MD is required, since 99% of Dr's do not know how to properly recognize, diagnose or treat this chronic infection properly.