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Research Article

Failure to Detect the Novel Retrovirus XMRV in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Otto Erlwein,

    Affiliation: Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Steve Kaye,

    Affiliation: Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Myra O. McClure mail,

    m.mcclure@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan Weber,

    Affiliation: Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gillian Wills,

    Affiliation: Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Collier,

    Affiliation: Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London) De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Wessely,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony Cleare

    Affiliation: Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008519

About the Authors

Otto Erlwein, Steve Kaye, Myra O. McClure, Jonathan Weber, Gillian Wills
Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Section of Infectious Diseases, Wright-Fleming Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
David Collier
Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London) De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
Simon Wessely, Anthony Cleare
Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: m.mcclure@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK MM. Performed the experiments: OWE SK. Analyzed the data: SK MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK GW DC SW AC. Wrote the paper: SK MM. Facilitated the study by setting up the collaboration: JW. Responsible for providing samples and associated data from a well characterised and valuable cohort of subjects: SW.