Jan 23, 2003
thanks for adding your insight into the affect of other viruses. I actually believe the "other" viral loads REALLY accelerate the disease, and add significant pain. I believe that the fatigue you see in some is actually a load of ebv and cmv...and that this make patients misearable. I am not an ID person but I recommend considering low level ebv/cmv suppression on people experiencing musclepain, fatigue, sweats. Once the other viruses are unleashed due to hampered immunity its like CHRONIC MONO.
Response from Dr. Young
Could well be, but there's no clear-cut treatment for EBV and treatments for CMV carry significant risk for toxicity- as such, are reserved for persons with documented end-organ disease (such as retinitis or colitis). -BY
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