Eugene Major

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Eugene (Gene) O. Major, PhD, is a senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

He has a research interest in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare and usually fatal viral disease caused by a weakened immune system, an occurrence that could follow treatment with Rituximab.

Dr Major is one of the Associate Investigators assigned to the NIH Post-Infectious ME/CFS Study.[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2009, Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after rituximab therapy in HIV-negative patients: a report of 57 cases from the Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports project[2](Full text)
  • 2010, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Patients on Immunomodulatory Therapies[3]

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  1. https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/pdf/archives/2016/feb2016.pdf
  2. Carson, K. R., Evens, A. M., Richey, E. A., Habermann, T. M., Focosi, D., Seymour, J. F., … Bennett, C. L. (2009). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after rituximab therapy in HIV-negative patients: a report of 57 cases from the Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports project. Blood, 113(20), 4834–4840. http://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2008-10-186999
  3. Major EO. (2010). Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Patients on Immunomodulatory Therapies. Annu Rev Med. 2010;61:35-47. doi: 10.1146/annurev.med.080708.082655.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

immunomodulator - a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system

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