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woensdag 29 augustus 2012

Association of Active HHV-6, -7 and Parvovirus B19 in ME/CFS

Adv Virol. 2012;2012:205085. Epub 2012 Aug 13.

Association of Active Human Herpesvirus-6, -7 and Parvovirus B19
> Infection with Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Myalgic
> Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
> Chapenko S, Krumina A, Logina I, Rasa S, Chistjakovs M, Sultanova A,
> Viksna L, Murovska M.
> August Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Riga
> Stradins University, Ratsupites Street 5, LV-1067 Riga, Latvia.
> Abstract
> Frequency of active human herpesvirus-6, -7 (HHV-6, HHV-7) and
> parvovirus B19 (B19) infection/coinfection and its association with
> clinical course of ME/CFS was evaluated.
> 108 ME/CFS patients and 90 practically healthy persons were enrolled
> in the study.
> Viral genomic sequences were detected by PCR, virus-specific
> antibodies and cytokine levels-by ELISA, HHV-6 variants-by restriction
> analysis. Active viral infection including concurrent infection was
> found in 64.8% (70/108) of patients and in 13.3% (12/90) of
> practically healthy persons.
> Increase in peripheral blood leukocyte DNA HHV-6 load as well as in
> proinflammatory cytokines' levels was detected in patients during
> active viral infection.
> Definite relationship was observed between active betaherpesvirus
> infection and subfebrility, lymphadenopathy and malaise after
> exertion, and between active B19 infection and multijoint pain.
> Neuropsychological disturbances were detected in all patients. The
> manifestation of symptoms was of more frequent occurrence in patients
> with concurrent infection.
> The high rate of active HHV-6, HHV-7 and B19 infection/coinfection
> with the simultaneous increase in plasma proinflammatory cytokines'
> level as well as the association between active viral infection and
> distinctive types of clinical symptoms shows necessity of simultaneous
> study of these viral infections for identification of possible subsets
> of ME/CFS.

> Full paper:

dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

My question to dr Schwarzbach

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Borrelia Burgdorferi as Intracellular and Cystic Bacteria: A Study About Symptoms, Laboratory Problems and Therapeutical Consequences
Dr. Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD is a specialist in laboratory medicine from the Borreliose Centrum Augsburg/ Germany. He began by studying biochemistry at Hoechst AG, Frankfurt/Germany where he worked as a medical assistant in internal medicine and infectiology. By 1993 he had started specializing in laboratory medicine. Dr. Schwarzbach is the Chair of the laboratory test, international and international membership committees of ILADS. His friends call him the German Lyme Fighter.
Company: Infectolab
Address: Morellstr. 33, Augsburg, Germany D-86399
Phone: 0049(0)8214550740

My question:
Could Lyme symptoms be mimicked by chlamydia pneumonia + chronic EBV + chronic CMV (and others) + low B12 + adrenal insufficiency + hypothyroid + low ATP + ANA antibodies + low VIP + monocytosis + partial immunoglobulines deficiency + MCS + mycoplasma + calcifications in joints + artritis like lesions?

Dr Schwarzbach:
Absolutely! I got the impression, that not Lyme is worldwide problem no 1, but Chlamydia and Mycoplasma pneumoniae and the symptoms are nearly the same according literature. Also EBV and all other problems you mention can overlap this situation and the symptoms.

For more information about the intracellular bacterial infection Chlamydia Pneumonia, please visit
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zondag 26 augustus 2012

Chlamydia pneumonia is more than an energy parasite

The pathogenesis of Systemic Chlamydial Infections: Theoretical Considerations of Host Cell Energy Depletion and its metabolic consequences

Chlamydiae are prokaryocytes that
develop in eukaryotic cells and utilize
part of the host cell metabolism.

electron microscopic studies have shown
that replicating chlamydiae are always
found in close proximity to mitochondria.
Therefore, it has been suggested
that chlamydiae behave in the reverse
manner of mitochondria in that mitochondria
import ADP from the host cell
cytoplasm and export ATP, while
chlamydiae import ATP and export ADT.
Depletion of host cell energy by the
intracellular infection with Chlamydia
species might cause additional energyrelated
complications. As fewer electrons
are available to move through the
electron transport chain of the host cell
mitochondrial matrix membrane, the
citric acid cycle produces more succinyl-
CoA which. in turn, promotes increased
synthesis of d-ALA. The net result is an
increased amount of heme precursors
and heme porphyrins. The presence of
porphyrins in the mitochondrial matrix
may damage the cell as these molecules
are unstable and form free radicals.
The clinical result of the intracellular
and extracellular accumulation of porphyrins,
if extensive, could be an tissue/
organ specific secondary porphyria
which might produce the classical manifestations
of porphyria including neuropsychiatric
symptoms and signs. As
the chlamydial-infected host cells lyse,
as can happen in the normal life cycle
of Chlamydia, the intracellular porphyrins
are released and result in porphyria


maandag 20 augustus 2012

Latent CMV impairs NK-cells after acute exercise

rain Behav Immun. 2012 Jan;26(1):177-86. Epub 2011 Sep 10.

NK-cells have an impaired response to acute exercise and a lower expression of the inhibitory receptors KLRG1 and CD158a in humans with latent cytomegalovirus infection.


Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77204, USA.


NK-cells and γδ T-cells are cytotoxic effectors of the immune system that are preferentially mobilized into the blood compartment in response to acute stress and exercise.
EBVpos had higher proportions of CD8+ NK-cells, but cellular responses to exercise were not influenced by EBV. The frequency and exercise-responsiveness of γδ T-cells was not affected by CMV or EBV serostatus (p>0.05). In conclusion, latent CMV infection is associated with lowered numbers of NK-cells expressing inhibitory receptors and a blunted mobilization of NK-cells in response to acute exercise. This may indicate a compromised immune response to "fight-or-flight" situations in those infected with CMV.
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

zaterdag 11 augustus 2012

Sanitary cover up of bartonella?

What if bacterial infections were the cause of an epidemic of chronic illnesses but your government looked the other way?

Let's say bartonella was prevalent in 90% of beef cattle. Would you still feel comfortable eating it?
What if your cat could transmit bartonella by its flees or a scratch, would you still pet it?
What if your child could get if via head lice in school, would you believe it?
What if your endocarditis, muscle or joint paint was not due to getting old, but to a bacteria that is hard to find by a bloodtest, would you doubt about a negative result?
What if you knew antibiotics had a hard time against bartonella, would you find the courage to continue?

Read more:
Bartonellosis: An emerging and potentially hidden epidemic?

PCR detection of Bartonella bovis and Bartonella henselae in the blood of beef cattle.


Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States.


Although an organism primarily associated with non-clinical bacteremia in domestic cattle and wild ruminants, Bartonellabovis was recently defined as a cause of bovine endocarditis. The purpose of this study was to develop a B. bovis species-specific PCR assay that could be used to confirm the molecular prevalence of Bartonella spp. infection. Blood samples from 142 cattle were tested by conventional PCR targeting the Bartonella 16S-23S intergenic spacer (ITS) region. Overall,Bartonella DNA was detected in 82.4% (117/142) of the cattle using either Bartonella genus primers or B. bovis species-specific primers. Based upon size, 115 of the 117 Bartonella genus ITS PCR amplicons were consistent with B. bovis infection, which was confirmed by PCR using B. bovis species-specific primers and by sequencing three randomly selected, appropriately sized Bartonella genus PCR amplicons. By DNA sequencing, Bartonella henselae was confirmed as the two remaining amplicons, showing sequence similarity to B. henselae URBHLIE 9 (AF312496) and B. henselae Houston 1 (NC_005956), respectively. Following pre-enrichment blood culture of 12 samples in Bartonella alpha Proteobacteria growth medium (BAPGM) B. henselae infection was found in another three cows. Four of the five cowsinfected with B. henselae were co-infected with B. bovis. To our knowledge this study describes the first detection of B. henselae in any large ruminant species in the world and supports the need for further investigation of prevalence and pathogenic potential of B. henselae and B. bovis in cattle.

donderdag 9 augustus 2012

Dr Stoff

Dr. Stoff  was a compassionate man who really seemed to understand what a CFS sufferer was going through. Here is a passage from his book that I thought was beautiful and still makes me cry. The journey inward is like a quest to the top of the mountain that rises above the chaos in your life and body. The trek is not by way of an escalator. It is a long, hard climb. The only way out of this mess is through it. Together we will walk the path, guided by signposts. The climb to the top, beyond illness, is worth the effort. When we have reached the summit you will have learned more about yourself and grown more than you ever dreamed was possible. There will be many hills and valleys along the way, and there may be times when you wonder, "Why bother?" Just remember this: when you are ascending the mountain you can look back down and know what was. But when you're deep in the valley you can't look up through the fog to see what will be. Trust.
When you cross a small valley along your trek, the memory of what you have already seen and learned will sustain you. If you stop along the way to really take in the signposts, then you are a special person indeed, for you are ready to put aside the fear of the unkown, of yourself, and really examine who and what you are. You are ready to love, accept, and appreciate yourself for who and what you are. You will learn to listen to yourself and to your body to fulfill its needs. When you reach the summit, you can pause and reflect on what you have learned and re-create yourself. the power to do so is yours. And with your new strength you can now bring greater love to your family and friends.
You will have gained a sense of maturity and perspective with which you can offer them a hand. THIS IS WHAT I WILL SEE WHEN I LOOK AT YOU ON THE MOUNTAINTOP: A PERSON WHO CAN LOVE, A PERSON WHO CAN LISTEN. AN AUTHENTIC HUMAN BEING. When you look back, there will be no regret and remorse over lost time and opportunities. Instead, you will see that the greatest opportunity of your life is the illness now before you. Give me your hand and let us begin our journey.

Dr. Stoff quit his practice and went into research only.