Active Epstein-Barr virus infection in post-viral fatigue syndrome.

  title={Active Epstein-Barr virus infection in post-viral fatigue syndrome.},
  author={N. A. Hotchin and Robert Read and Danielle G Smith and Dorothy H. Crawford},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={18 2},
Serological evidence of active infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was found in 25 of 124 patients (20%) with the post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). In another study on the same group of patients around 50% were found to have evidence of chronic enterovirus infection. No overlap was found between those patients with enterovirus infection and those with active EBV infection. We suggest that there are multiple causes of PVFS and that, in the absence of coexisting immunosuppressive disease… CONTINUE READING