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Indicator Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Found In Gut Bacteria

Wednesday 13 July 2016

 

From Cornell University's Cornell Chronicle:

 

E. coli
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli;
some strains are common, beneficial gut bacteria.
(Image: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health)

 

Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria

By Krishna Ramanujan
June 24, 2016

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert.

Due to this lack of information, some people have even suggested the disease may be psychosomatic.

Now, for the first time, Cornell researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.

In a study published June 23 in the journal Microbiome, the team describes how they correctly diagnosed myalgic encephalomyeletis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in 83 percent of patients through stool samples and blood work, offering a noninvasive diagnosis and a step toward understanding the cause of the disease.

 

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