Role of chronic infections: RESEARCH

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  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Role of Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative,
    Neurobehavioural, Psychiatric, Autoimmune and Fatiguing Illnesses: Part 2
    Garth L. Nicolson and Jorg Haier, British Journal of Medical
    Practitioners, 2010;3(1):301.

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    Chronically ill patients with neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural and
    psychiatric diseases commonly have systemic and central nervous system
    bacterial and viral infections. In addition, other chronic illnesses
    where neurological manifestations are routinely found, such as fatiguing
    and autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease and Gulf War illnesses, also show
    systemic bacterial and viral infections that could be important in
    disease inception, progression or increasing the types/severities of
    signs and symptoms.

    Evidence of Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Borrelia
    burgdorferi, human herpesvirus-1, -6 and -7 and other bacterial and
    viral infections revealed high infection rates in the above illnesses
    that were not found in controls. Although the specific roles of chronic
    infections in various diseases and their pathogeneses have not been
    carefully determined, the data suggest that chronic bacterial and/or
    viral infections are common features of progressive chronic diseases.
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    Neurobehavioral, Psychiatric, Autoimmune and Fatiguing Illnesses: Part 1
  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Thanks for posting this victoria!

    I urge everyone to go to those URL's and read/save the articles.

    There is a HUGE amount of information there re: psychiatric illnesses, CFS, neuro illness, autoimmune disease, Lyme, and many other things.[This Message was Edited on 03/03/2010]
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member