A Martin Lerner

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Dr. A. Martin Lerner, aka Martin Lerner, (d. 2015) was a much beloved and respected Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome specialist who died in October 2015, at the age of 86.[1]

He was one of the experts on the "Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" that was convened for the 2015 Institute of Medicine report,[2] as well as, one of the authors of the 2003 Canadian Consensus Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, published as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:Clinical Working Case Definition,Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols[3]

He was a strong advocate of using antivirals because he hypothesized CFS is caused by 3 herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and/or Human herpesvirus 6. "These three viruses establish “latent” infection in B-lymphocytes, monocyte-macrophage precursors, or T-lymphocytes respectively. Virus reactivation, and both abortive and complete virus multiplication occur. Therefore CFS patients have been described with continuing primary or reactivated infections.[4]

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Invest in ME International ME Conference[edit | edit source]

  • 2008, Speaker at the 3rd Invest in ME International ME Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS - Longitudinal Observations of Cardiac and Antiviral studies[7]DVD available

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Treatment Center for CFS

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Antibodies or immunoglobulin refers to any of a large number of specific proteins produced by B cells that act against an antigen in an immune response. [1]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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