ME and CFS Medical Abnormalities – Stealth Viruses

 

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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