Santa Rasa

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Santa Rasa, MD, PhD, is a leading researcher at Augusts Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia.[1] Dr Rasa is currenting studying the association between beta-herpesviruses (HHV-6A, [[HHV-6]B, HHV-7) and parvovirus B19 infection with development of fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]

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Dr. Rasa is a substitute member of the Biomarkers Working Group of ME/CFS across Europe on behalf of EUROMENE, a European Union COST Action CA15111 not-for-profit research organization committed to tackling the cause and treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[3]

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  1. https://www.rsu.lv/en/santa-rasa
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/project/RSU-ZP-Association-of-fibromyalgia-and-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-with-beta-herpesviruses-HHV-6A-HHV-6B-HHV-7-and-parvovirus-B19-infection
  3. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15111?management
  4. Chapenko, S.; Krumina, A.; Logina, I.; Rasa, S.; Chistjakovs, M.; Sultanova, A.; Viksna, L.; Murovska, M. (2012), "Association of active human herpesvirus-6, -7 and parvovirus B19 infection with clinical outcomes in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.", Advances in Virology, doi:10.1155/2012/2050850 
  5. Rasa, Santa; Nora-Krukle, Zaiga; Chapenko, Svetlana; Krumina, Angelika; Roga, Silvija; Murovska, Modra (2014), "No evidence of XMRV provirus sequences in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and individuals with unspecified encephalopathy", The New Microbiologica, 37 (1): 17-24, PMID 24531167 
  6. Krumina, Angelika; Vasiljeva, Ginta; Ivanovs, Andrejs; Gintere, Sandra; Kovalchuka, Lilija; Rasa, Santa; Chapenko, Svetlana; Murovska, Modra; Viksna, Ludmila; Logina, Inara (2014), "Assessment of Value of Fatigue Severity and Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia", British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 4: 5866-5877, doi:10.9734/BJMMR/2014/12225 
  7. Rasa, Santa; Chapenko, Svetlana; Krumina, Angelika; Zazerska, Zane; Murovska, Modra (2016), "Occurrence, phase and status of human parvovirus B19 infection in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of Clinical Virology, 82 (S141), doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2016.08.285 
  8. Rasa, Santa; Nora-Krukle, Zaiga; Henning, Nina; Eliassen, Eva; Shikova, Evelina; Harrer, Thomas; Scheibenbogen, Carmen; Murovska, Modra; Prusty, Bhupesh K.; European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE) (Oct 1, 2018). "Chronic viral infections in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)". Journal of Translational Medicine. 16 (1). doi:10.1186/s12967-018-1644-y. ISSN 1479-5876. PMID 30285773. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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