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@jenbrea Hey! Yes several people spoke on that topic at the recent #ILADs conference I was at 👉 and remember this case history which found that a woman treated w/ antibiotics to target persistent #Bartonella had substantial improvement in EDS symptoms: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
@jenbrea 2/2 As for #mast cell activation in response to persistent #pathogens...there is extensive literature on how a range of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens can drive #MCAS-like symptoms 👉 for example: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
@jenbrea 3/3 There is even a receptor common in #connective tissue who’s activity controls mast cell activation in response to bacterial signaling molecules that drive #biofilm formation: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/31278…
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Not to mention that factoring the #microbiome/virome (+ the #pathogens that end up persisting in these communities!) into #ME/CFS 👉 allows “unique #infectious history” to factor into disease progression (w/ #chemical exposures/stress etc facilitaring pathogen persistence)
Also keep in mind pathogens can persist in #latent forms 👉 Eg: here Zika was shown capable of persisting in the #cerebrospinal fluid + lymph nodes of monkeys for months after the #virus had been cleared from peripheral blood and urine: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Ok that’s it for now 😅 Thanks for reading!
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No need for skepticism of #microbiome + virome involvement in #ME/CFS 👉 But we must factor in the activity of organisms (bacteria, viruses, phages, fungi etc) that often persist + interact outside the gut☝️And many such organisms are not “good” but are pathogens/#pathobionts
In fact, Komaroff asked if anyone has a model for #ME/CFS that links together many findings recently presented at #MECFSatNIH19 👉 Well, that’s what my recent paper on ME/CFS does!...w/ #microbiome + virome activity central to how separate findings connect:frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
That is b/c 👉 Humans are now understood to be #holobionts: our activity is controlled by the human genome, our microbial/#viral genomes and their respective proteins + metabolites working in tandem (together!): nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11…
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