Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Nature Heals

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

 
Print Page
Email Article

Comparison of coxsackie B neutralisation & enteroviral PCR in chronic fatigue patients

  [ 19 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • August 3, 1995


Coxsackie B enteroviruses have been implicated repeatedly as agents
associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The objective
of this study was to compare the serological evidence for the
presence of Coxsackie B virus neutralising antibody, with the
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detecting a portion of the 5'
nontranslated region (NTR) of the enterovirus genome. Serum
samples from 100 chronic fatigue patients and from 100 healthy
comparison patients were used in this study. In the CFS study
group, 42% patients were positive for enteroviral sequences by
PCR, compared to only 9% of the comparison group. Using the
neutralisation assay, 34% of study patients were positive,
compared to 41% of comparison patients. In the study group,
66/100 patient results correlated, i.e., they were either
positive/positive or negative/negative for both tests. Of
those that did not correlate, the majority were
PCR-positive/Coxsackie B antibody-negative (21/34). In the
comparison group, 58/100 patient results correlated. Of those
that did not, the majority were PCR-negative/Coxsackie B
antibody-positive (37/42). The Coxsackie B antibody
neutralisation assay was not able to differentiate the CFS
study group from the healthy comparison group, and thus the
clinical relevance of this assay may be questioned. The PCR
assay did differentiate the two groups with significantly more
CFS patients having evidence of enterovirus than the
comparison group.

Nairn C, Galbraith DN, Clements GB




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map