2007-09-13 Stomach Virus Could Trigger CFS - Enterovirus Found in Many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers


A group of viruses known to cause respiratory and gut infections may also be a major trigger for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

In a newly published study, four out of five CFS patients showed evidence of chronic enterovirus infection in stomach tissue biopsies, compared with just one in five healthy people.

Enteroviruses are very common, second only to the common cold viruses as the most common viral infections in humans, according to the CDC. Most people who are infected with an enterovirus have no symptoms at all.(Read entire article)

2007-09-14 Study: Common Stomach Virus Tied to Chronic Fatigue


Is your stomach making you sleepy?

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to a common stomach virus, according to new research published ahead of print in Journal of Clinical Pathology.

The researchers base their findings on 165 patients with the condition, all of whom were subjected to endoscopy because of longstanding stomach complaints.

The study was authored by Dr. John Chia, an infectious disease specialist in private practice in Torrance, Calif., and his son, Andrew, who suffers from CFS.(Read entire article)