MARTIN TOBI, M.B., Ch.B.; STEPHEN E. STRAUS, M.D.
Recent studies have focused on patients with chronic fatigue accompanied by other nonspecific symptoms and elevated antibody titers to selected Epstein-Barr viral antigens, but without a clearly defined underlying disease. These patients tend to go from physician to physician in search of a diagnosis and effective treatment. The likely causes, pathophysiology, natural history, and socioeconomic implications of this syndrome are ill defined. To review the current information relating to this disorder, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases sponsored a workshop on 22 April 1985 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The 50 participants represented
TOBI M, STRAUS SE. Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Disease: A Workshop Held by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:951–953. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-951
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):951-953.
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