Tag Archives: Q fever fatigue syndrome

A possible role for mitochondrial-derived peptides humanin & MOTS-c in patients with Q fever & CFS

A possible role for mitochondrial-derived peptides humanin and MOTS-c in patients with Q fever fatigue syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, by Ruud PH Raijmakers, Anne F M Jansen, Stephan P Keijmel, Rob ter Horst, Megan E Roerink, Boris Novakovic, Leo AB Joosten, … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of long-term Doxycycline treatment & CBT on fatigue severity in patients with Q Fever Fatigue Syndrome

Research abstract: Background: Approximately 20% of patients with acute Q fever will develop chronic fatigue, referred to as Q fever fatigue syndrome (QFS). The objective of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to assess the efficacy of either long-term treatment … Continue reading

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Q fever fatigue syndrome research review

Review abstract: BACKGROUND: Long-term fatigue with detrimental effects on daily functioning often occurs following acute Q-fever. Following the 2007-2010 Q-fever outbreak in the Netherlands with over 4000 notified cases, the emphasis on long-term consequences of Q-fever increased. The aim of this … Continue reading

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Altered immunity found in Q fever fatigue syndrome

Research Highlights: We explored the specific IFNγ production, and the IFNγ/IL-2 ratio in QFS patients. QFS patients have a significant higher IFNγ production than seropositive controls. The IFNγ/IL-2 ratio is significantly lower in QFS than in chronic Q-fever patients. These … Continue reading

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Fatigue persists following Q fever outbreak in Netherlands 2007-10

2 studies show post viral fatigue persists long term: Research abstract: From 2007 to 2010, The Netherlands experienced a major Q fever outbreak with more than 4000 notifications. Previous studies suggested that Q fever patients could suffer long-term post-infection health impairments, … Continue reading

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Comparison of Q fever fatigue syndrome and CFS

Research abstract: OBJECTIVE: Comparison of Q fever fatigue syndrome (QFS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients, with a focus on markers of inflammation and fatigue-related cognitive-behavioural variables. METHODS: Data from two independent prospective studies on QFS (n=117) and CFS (n=173), … Continue reading

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