A Martin Lerner

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Dr. A. Martin Lerner, aka Martin Lerner, (d. 2015) was a much beloved and respected Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome specialist who died in October 2015, at the age of 86.[1]

He was one of the experts on the "Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" that was convened for the 2015 Institute of Medicine report,[2] as well as, one of the authors of the 2003 Canadian Consensus Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, published as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:Clinical Working Case Definition,Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols[3]

He was a strong advocate of using antivirals because he hypothesized CFS is caused by 3 herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and/or Human herpesvirus 6. "These three viruses establish “latent” infection in B-lymphocytes, monocyte-macrophage precursors, or T-lymphocytes respectively. Virus reactivation, and both abortive and complete virus multiplication occur. Therefore CFS patients have been described with continuing primary or reactivated infections.[4]

Notable studies in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Talks on Lerner's webpage[edit | edit source]

  • August 22, 2007 – Dr. A Martin Lerner presenting Medical Grand Rounds at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI on the Topic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. - (Video)
  • May 23, 2008 – Dr. A Martin Lerner’s presentation on The Sub-grouping & Treatment for ME/CFS, at the 3rd annual Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference in London, England. - (Video)
  • October 12, 2010 – Dr. A Martin Lerner’s presentation on Successful Antiviral Treatment of CFS and Its Science at the CFSAC biannual meeting hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. - (Video)
  • August 20, 2011, Part 1 – Dr. A Martin Lerner presenting at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI to infectious disease physicians in Michigan "A Primer on ME/CFS -Background, Virology, Immunology, Pathologic Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment." - (Video); PDF Download of presentation slides; PDF Download of ME/CFS Treatment Resource Guide for Practitioners
  • August 20, 2011, Part 2 – Dr. A Martin Lerner presenting at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI to infectious disease physicians in Michigan "A Primer on ME/CFS -Background, Virology, Immunology, Pathologic Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment." - (Video); PDF Download of presentation slides; PDF Download of ME/CFS Treatment Resource Guide for Practitioners

Invest in ME International ME Conference[edit | edit source]

  • 2008, Speaker at the 3rd Invest in ME International ME Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS - Longitudinal Observations of Cardiac and Antiviral studies[7] - (Video)

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.irakaufman.com/mobile/detail.php?id=5990
  2. Syndrome, Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue; Populations, Board on the Health of Select; Medicine, Institute of (Feb 10, 2015). Biographical Sketches of Committee Members, Consultants, and Staff. National Academies Press (US). 
  3. http://phoenixrising.me/wp-content/uploads/Canadian-definition.pdf
  4. "http://treatmentcenterforcfs.com/personal_statement/index.html
  5. Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 7-115, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02 
  6. Lerner, AM; Ariza, ME; Williams, M; Jason, L; Beqaj, S; Fitzgerald, JT; Lemeshow, S; Glaser, R (2012), "Antibody to Epstein-Barr Virus Deoxyuridine Triphosphate Nucleotidohydrolase and Deoxyribonucleotide Polymerase in a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Subset", PLoS ONE, 7 (11): e47891, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047891 
  7. http://www.investinme.org/IIMEC3.shtml#agenda

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