Following is a list of articles about abnormalities in stealth viruses in ME and CFS.
Links to the more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journal articles are listed on the ME and CFS Medical Abnormalities page of this website.
Martin WJ. Genetic instability and fragmentation of a stealth viral genome. Pathobiology. 1996;64(1):9-17. PMID: 8856790
Partial sequencing was performed on cloned DNA obtained from cultures of a stealth virus isolated from a patient with the chronic fatigue syndrome. The results extend earlier findings showing regions of homology to cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Martin WJ. Severe stealth virus encephalopathy following chronic-fatigue-syndrome-like illness: clinical and histopathological features. Pathobiology. 1996;64(1):1-8. PMID: 8856789
The clinical histories and brain biopsy findings of 3 patients with severe stealth virus encephalopathy are reviewed.
Martin WJ, Ahmed KN, Zeng LC, Olsen JC, Seward JG, Seehrai JS. African green monkey origin of the atypical cytopathic ‘stealth virus’ isolated from a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome. Clin Diagn Virol. 1995 Jul;4(1):93-103. PMID: 15566831
The findings implicate an African green monkey as the probable source of the “stealth” virus isolated from this CFS patient.
Martin WJ, Glass RT. Acute encephalopathy induced in cats with a stealth virus isolated from a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome. Pathobiology. 1995;63(3):115-8. PMID: 8821627
A simian cytomegalovirus-related stealth virus, isolated from a patient with the chronic fatigue syndrome, induced an acute neurological illness when inoculated into cats.
Martin WJ, Zeng LC, Ahmed K, Roy M. Cytomegalovirus-related sequence in an atypical cytopathic virus repeatedly isolated from a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome. Am J Pathol. 1994 Aug;145(2):440-51. PMID: 8053501
The authors describe a novel type of CMV-related “stealth” virus that is able to establish a clinically persistent human infection.
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