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Despite a decade of research, there is still no definitive diagnostic test for CFIDS.
Box 8923 New Fairfiled, CT 06812-8923 Phone: (203) 746-6518 Fax: (203) 746-6481 National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association PO Box 18426 Kansas City, MO 64133 Phone: (816) 313-2001 the CFIDS Association of America, Inc.
Most current theories have to do with chemical mediators originating in the brain, the endocrine system, or the immune system, and researchers are diligently seeking to understand the links between the strange assortment of symptoms seen in CFIDS.
report that a common condition among CFIDS sufferers is allergy.
In a study published in The Lancet, several hundred CFIDS patients were evaluated for a magnesium deficiency using three tests: serum magnesium, RBC magnesium, and magnesium retention.
Results: Sixteen of 23 patients in the study showed marked improvement in immune system function, with a corresponding improvement of the clinical symptoms of CFIDS.
Most researchers and many practitioners believe that the cluster of flu-like symptoms known as CFIDS is likely precipitated by multiple causes.
Today, there is no consistently effective therapy and no cure, but researchers began discovering--ironically around the time of Stauth's own revelation about lysine--that virtually all CFIDS patients carry at least one of three different herpesviruses--Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and human herpesvirus-6.
The CFIDS Association of America commends the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banking) for its actions to protect the safety of the nation's blood supply by recommending that blood collectors actively discourage potential donors who have been diagnosed by a physician with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, or CFIDS) from donating blood through the use of donor information materials made available at the donation site.
As a general practitioner with 30 years of experience, I have seen many trends in the effort to correlate infectious disease and CFIDS.
Phoenix Rising, Rocky Mountain CFS/ME & FM Association (RMCFA), Wisconsin ME/CFS Association, Inc, and Vermont CFIDS Association, Inc.