ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Namenda (memantine): A Potential NEW Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Daytime Napping Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Symptom Severity

Minimizing Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Valuable Lessons from Childhood

An Update on Drugs Used for Treating Fibromyalgia

Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Its Association with Pain in Women with Fibromyalgia

SURVEY: What Triggered Your Illness?

Why I Became a Fibromyalgia Advocate

5 Tips for When Motivation Runs Out

There's This Friend I Have...

Neuro-inflammation II: The Kynurenine Pathway in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

 
Print Page
Email Article

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following a toxic exposure – Source: The Science of the Total Environment, Apr 10, 2001

  [ 304 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By D Racciatti, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • September 16, 2007


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a clinical entity characterized by severe fatigue lasting more than 6 months and other well-defined symptoms.

Even though in most CFS cases the etiology is still unknown, sometimes the mode of presentation of the illness implicates the exposure to chemical and/or food toxins as precipitating factors: ciguatera poisoning, sick building syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, exposure to organochlorine pesticides, etc.

In the National Reference Center for CFS Study at the Department of Infectious Diseases of G. D'Annunzio University (Chieti) we examined five patients (three females and two males, mean age: 37.5 years) who developed the clinical features of CFS several months after the exposure to environmental toxic factors: ciguatera poisoning in two cases, and exposure to solvents in the other three cases.

These patients were compared and contrasted with two sex- and age-matched subgroups of CFS patients without any history of exposure to toxins: the first subgroup consisted of patients with CFS onset following an EBV infection (post-infectious CFS), and the second of patients with a concurrent diagnosis of major depression.

All subjects were investigated by clinical examination, neurophysiological and immunologic studies, and neuroendocrine tests.

Patients exposed to toxic factors had disturbances of hypothalamic function similar to those in controls and, above all, showed more severe dysfunction of the immune system with an abnormal CD4/CD8 ratio, and in three of such cases with decreased levels of NK cells (CD56+).

These findings may help in understanding the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in CFS.

Source: The Science of the Total Environment. 2001 Apr 10;270(1-3):27-31. PMID: 11327394, by Racciatti D, Vecchiet J, Ceccomancini A, Ricci F, Pizzigallo E. Department of Infectious Diseases, G. D'Annunzio University, Chieti Scalo, Italy. [E-mail: racciatt@unich.it]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire
Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing