Herpes type 7 has been open a little over twenty years ago, and today it remains one of the most undiscovered viruses in this group. Since often the presence in the body of the herpes virus type 7, combined with the presence of herpes virus type 6, suggest that the activation of the latter takes place by means of the herpes virus type 7, which leads to the development of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The herpes virus type 7 - How do you get infected?
Herpes is caused by virus type 7, open by chance in 1990 in the United States during the study of HIV infection. Most of the virus is similar to cytomegalovirus, and herpes virus type 6
Herpes type 6 - causes different diseases
. Today, it was found that the virus is widely distributed in the environment and is often introduced into the body together with the herpes virus type 6, causing chronic fatigue syndrome.
It is believed that the virus type 7 activates the virus type 6, which leads to the development of chronic fatigue syndrome. However, full development mechanisms of chronic fatigue syndrome has not yet been studied.
Primary infection with herpes virus type 7 occurs mostly after year, and this differs from the herpes virus type 6 infection that occurs in the second half of the first year of life. After three years, almost all children are carriers of this virus.
The spread of the virus is now also not been fully established, but found that the virus found mainly in human saliva, so it can be assumed that the infection is transmitted by airborne droplets. It is also possible transmission of infection through blood transfusions have been inactive herpes virus type 7 are T-lymphocytes.
Which this virus causes disease is not set, not its presence in the body are associated with lymphoproliferative diseases (cancer originating from lymphocytes), chronic fatigue syndrome and AIDS.
Chronic fatigue syndrome - the main features
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue - if life is not a pleasant experience
(CFS) as a distinct disease presumably viral nature ball first identified in the late 80s of the last century in the United States. It was found that CFS is more common in women younger and middle-aged. Now it allocates a number of diagnostic criteria, which allows the presence of a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. The essential diagnostic criteria are observed for six months and more significant constant fatigue and decreased performance, as well as the absence of any other diseases or other reasons that could cause this condition.
There are minor criteria correct diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. These are signs of chronic infectious-inflammatory processes (small, but long-term rise in temperature, chronic pharyngitis
Pharyngitis - recommended home treatment
, Increasing the nearby lymph nodes, sore muscles and joints).
It also includes the criteria of small violations of the central nervous system - insomnia or sleepiness, loss of memory, learning, intelligence and the ability of concentration, irritability, weakness, depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
and so on. Complement criteria for small neuroendocrine disorders symptoms: rapid change in body weight, disorders of the digestive organs, loss of appetite, irregular heartbeat, and the process of urination. All these minor symptoms are combined with rapid fatigue during exercise, constant tiredness, lethargy and allergies to drugs, sunlight, alcohol and other factors.
The diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome is considered to be significant in the case when the patient revealed two mandatory and four minor diagnostic criteria, observed for over six months.
How to identify the type of herpes 7
Currently, there are the following methods for detection of herpes virus type 7:
- identification of viral DNA by polymerase chain reaction - PCR;
- detection of antibodies to herpes virus type 7 by enzyme immunoassay (ELISA - method also allows you to set what class of immunoglobulin antibodies are identified with reasonable certainty to say, the primary infection is chronic or recurrent).
Also confirms the diagnosis by means of an immunogram, which shows the changes in the human immune system, typical of HSV infection.
Treatment of herpes type 7
The goal of treatment is to suppress the propagation of the herpes virus type 7, and immune reconstitution. To do this, appoint antivirals and strengthen the immune system, restoring the "broken" links of immunity, focusing on data immunograms.