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Bron: This is Local London

Datum: 2 mei 2006

Auteur: Saxon East

A Tooting-based doctor is giving hope to ME sufferers after discovering a potential cause and treatment for the mysterious illness.

Dr Jonathan Kerr, who leads a four-strong research team based at St George’s Hospital, believes ME sufferers have white blood cells that behave abnormally when triggered by an outside virus, such as Epstein-Barr.[…]

Dr Kerr said: “We first need to work out how ME is caused and that is what we are doing. We can then use that information for a treatment.

“We have our first experimental drug planned for this year. It is a known drug but we will be using it for a different purpose.”

The drug, interferon, is currently used for multiple sclerosis patients.

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