Seroepidemiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): A case-control study

MCM: Studied sera from 26 CDC-CFS pts from the Atlanta area
who had been sick for less than 10 years, along with 50
controls.Searched for disproportionate infection with HIV-1,
HIV-2, HTLV-1, HTLV-2, enteroviruses, 10 arboviruses, CMV,
HHV6, varicella-zoster, EBV, herpes simplex, adenovirus,
parainfluenza 1,2,3, RSV, coronavirus, HepB, HepC, measles,
rubella, parvovirus B19, Rickettsiae (R. typhi, R rickettsii,
Coxiella burnetti, Ehrlichia chaffeensis), Bartonella
henselae, B quintana, B elizabethae, Borrelia burdorferi,
Candida albicans, Chlamydia trachomatis…"We did not find
any agent associated with CFS.In addition, we did not find
elevated levels of Anibody to a wide range of agents examined.

Mawle AC, Nisenbaum R, Dobbins JG, Gary HE, Stewart JA, Reyes M, Steele L, Schmid DS and Reeves WC

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