No Evidence for XMRV in German CFS and MS Patients with Fatigue Despite the Ability of the Virus to Infect Human Blood Cells In Vitro

Oliver Hohn, Kristin Strohschein, Alexander U. Brandt, Sandra Seeher, Sandra Klein, Reinhard Kurth, Friedemann Paul, Christian Meisel, Carmen Scheibenbogen & Norbert Bannert
Background: Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), a novel human retrovirus originally identified in prostate cancer tissues, has recently been associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disabling disease of unknown etiology affecting millions of people worldwide. However, several subsequent studies failed to detect the virus in patients suffering from these illnesses or in healthy subjects. Here we report the results of efforts to detect antibody responses and viral sequences in samples from a cohort...
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