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Even "Minor" Infections Can Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Monday 10 July 2017

 

From Simmaron Research:

 

Giardia lamblia
Giardia is thought of as a minor infection
– but it can have long lasting effects.
 

Even “Minor” Infections Can Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

By Cort Johnson
July 5, 2017
Copyright 2015 • Simmaron Research

Giardia hasn’t historically ranked high as a potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Some anecdotal reports suggest that a Giardia outbreak may have occurred prior to the Incline Village ME/CFS outbreak in the 1980’s. More recently, Corinne Blandino’s severe, decades long case of ME/CFS – which originated with an exposure to Giardia at work – demonstrated how devastating a case of Giardia triggered ME/CFS can be.

It wasn’t until a city in Norway got exposed to Giardia in 2004, however, that Giardia, a protozoa, became one of the pathogens definitively linked with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Large studies (n=1254) examining the aftermath of the outbreak in a public water system in Bergen found that five years later, almost 50% of those originally infected still had symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and/or chronic fatigue (post-infectious chronic fatigue).

 

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