lesion on the brain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GARY700, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. GARY700

    GARY700 New Member

    This is an old subjet but I was wondoring if anyone has heard of any new info as to what causes the lesions, and what the connection is to cfids?
  2. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    bump this back to the top...hope someone has some info for you.

  3. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    My MD initially thought that I had Multiple Scerlosis and sent me to a neurologist. I got 3 MRI of the brain and thankfully to scarring (scerlosis in Latin).

    It turned out to be Epstein-Barr virus, but I found on a website (forgot where) that Epstein-Barr can cause scarring in the brain.

    The first MRI checks for dead tissue in the brain (scar tissue is dead). Next a contrasting agent is added to the blood which checks for any leakage of the Blood-Brain-Barrier. Finally a MRI-Angiogram zeros out the brain cells to look at just the structure of the brain's blood vessels.

    Epstein-Barr and Cytomegalo virus are some of the causes of CFS and FM.