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Psychologic Outcome, Fatigue, and QoL after Infection with Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli O1

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Firestormm, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Firestormm


    Cornwall England
    Ring any bells? I wonder if any of these poor unfortunates subsequently met a diagnosis for Me/CFS?

    Tate Mitchell via Co-cue said:
    Of course the infection would still be present in those people, and like it or not, that is what makes all the difference to modern medicine.
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  2. Ren

    Ren .

    From this thread* and posted by Roy S (post 13):

    "...Baseline variables that were gathered several months following IM [infectious mononucleosis], included autonomic symptoms, days in bed since IM, perceived stress, stressful life events, family stress, difficulty functioning and attending school, family stress, and psychiatric disorders.

    A number of variables were predictors of post-infectious CFS at six months; however, when autonomic symptoms were used as a control variable, only days spent in bed since mono was a significant predictor. Step-wise logistic regression findings indicated that baseline autonomic symptoms as well as days spent in bed since mono, which reflect the severity of illness, were the only significant predictors of those who met CFS criteria at six months."

    The full paper is here:

    And I added (post 15):
    "...a 2006 study that's been posted by CDC which also determined, "The syndrome [PVFS] was predicted largely by the severity of the acute illness rather than by demographic, psychological, or microbiological factors."

    Am I right in understanding that the German Escherichia coli O104 (STEC) study didn't look at (rate) acute-illness severity?

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