Polymicrobial Aspects of CPn infections
This page is a receptacle for research into polymicrobial infections or in other words, infections of more than one germ (a germ is a virus or a bacteria) of any combination. This is going to be most interesting to the serious investigator, but it may answer the question of how it can be that a common pathogen can cause an uncommon illness-Certain strains of germs interact with and often are seen with certain others causing a sinister reaction. Some of these papers are about other illnesses (HIV has a tremendous amount of research in this arena) but the principles are the same.
Link Out to page HIV, HHV6A and sinister interaction This paper is about how a very particular strain of humn herpes 6-the A strain causes severe consequences for the HIV infected person. It appears these two pathgens together are symbiotic. This strain of the otherwise ubiquitous HHV6 is relatively rare, but in 100% of HIV infected persons.