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XMRV not detected in Dutch chronic fatigue patients

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The suggestion that the retrovirus XMRV is the etiologic agent of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) arose from a study in which the virus was found in 68 of 101 US patients. The virus was not detected in two independent studies of 186 and 170 CFS patients in the United Kingdom. A new Dutch study has also failed to reveal XMRV sequences in 32 CFS patients.
 
 

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