Posted on May 23, 2011

May 23,2011 - Previous research showed the presence of XMRV, a retrovirus, in the blood of individuals who have chronic fatigue syndrome. To help combat this and relieve some of the debilitating symptoms, patients are sometimes given antiretroviral drugs.

However, new research, as reported in Health Day, indicates that antiretroviral drugs are not helpful and are potentially dangerous to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. This comes from a new study where XMRV is not found to be linked to those with chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine looked at blood samples taken from patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and discovered there was no evidence of XMRV in the blood. Doctors are being urged to not prescribe antiretroviral drugs to chronic fatigue syndrome patients. 

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be a devastating disease and with no cure for it available, it can become disabling. If your employer covers you with private disability insurance, you have the right to disability benefits should you become disabled and unable to work.

A St. Louis ERISA attorney can assist you if you have been denied those disability benefits. They will work with you to ensure your legal rights are protected.

Contacting a St. Louis ERISA Attorney

Under ERISA law, your employer must provide you information on your benefits plan and provide access to those benefits when appropriate. If you are in need of assistance in obtaining your rightful disability benefits, a St. Louis ERISA attorney can help - 314-315-8111.