EBV Replication in Tonsils?

Dr. Martin Lerner reviewed 142 CFS patients and identified a subset of 106 with elevated IgG antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus or HHV-6 in single or multiple infections. Six of these patients had repeated evidence of EBV abortive lytic replication, compared to zero in healthy controls. In this hypothesis paper, he and co-author Safedin Beqaj suggest that if this finding holds with larger groups it may represent a molecular marker for a subset of CFS, based on evidence gathered on infectious mononucleosis patients. (Virus Adaptation and Treatment, Nov. 2012)

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