Andrew Chia

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Andrew Y. Chia, PharmD, MS, is the Associate Program Director, Regulatory Oncology/Hematology at Genentech, San Francisco area, CA. He has conducted research with his father, John Chia, on enteroviruses and ME/CFS.

Dr Chia developed chronic fatigue syndrome in 1997 while in high school, following a severe respiratory infection and pneumonia. He credits his recovery to the immunomodulator Interferon and the Chinese herb, oxymatrine.[1]

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  1. "Infectious disease specialist Dr. Chia Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Health Rising. Retrieved Dec 13, 2018. 
  2. Chia, John; Chia, Andrew (2008). "Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach". Journal of Clinical Pathology. 61 (1): 43–48. 
  3. Chia, John K.; Chia, Andrew Y.; Wang, David; El-Habbal, Rabiha (2015), "Functional Dyspepsia and Chronic Gastritis Associated with Enteroviruses", Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 5 (4): 21-27., doi:10.4236/ojgas.2015.54005 

enterovirus - A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)

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