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The role of infections & moulds in chronic fatigue

Abstract Patients who present with severe intractable apparently idiopathic fatigue accompanied by profound physical and or cognitive disability present a significant therapeutic challenge. The effect of psychological counseling is limited, with significant but very slight improvements in psychometric measures of … Continue reading

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Hormones, autoimmunity and/or viruses at work in ME/CFS

Cort Johnson explores the significance of a study into age peaks in ME/CFS: Age patterns provide pointer A  Norwegian study of ME/CFS patient records that found two age peaks in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, one starting from ages 10-19, the other … Continue reading

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Different responses to EBV in MS and CFS could lead to diagnostic marker

Abstract Most humans carry a considerable number of persisting viral infections, frequently in a latent state. Chronic infections may intermittently reactivate especially under immune suppression and play an important role as trigger or cofactor for autoimmune diseases and cancer. Correlation … Continue reading

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Severity of infection leads to CFS in adolescents

Abstract This study focused on identifying risk factors for adolescent post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), utilizing a prospective, nested case–control longitudinal design in which over 300 teenagers with infectious mononucleosis (IM) [aka EBV or glandular fever] were identified through primary … Continue reading

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Epstein Barr virus following immune deficiency found in CFS subgroup

Abstract Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has long been discussed as a possible cause or trigger of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In a subset of patients the disease starts with infectious mononucleosis and both enhanced and diminished EBV-specific antibody titers have been … Continue reading

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Valganciclovir is potential treatment for CFS subset

Research abstract  There is no known treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Little is known about its pathogenesis. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) have been proposed as infectious triggers. Method: Thirty CFS patients with elevated IgG antibody … Continue reading

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Deficient EBV cell response in CFS

Abstract Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has long been discussed as a possible causeor trigger of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In a subset of patients the disease starts with infectious mononucleosis and both enhanced and diminished EBV-specific antibody titers have been reported. … Continue reading

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Antiviral valganciclovir helps CFS subgroup

In a study by Dr Jose Montoya in the USA half of CFS patients suffering from HHV-6 and EBV viruses make an improvement of 30% or more. Abstract Valganciclovir has been reported to improve physical and cognitive symptoms in patients … Continue reading

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