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salmonella before cfs/me

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by jimmy86, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. jimmy86

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    Did anyone have a salmonella infection prior to CFS/ME?

    I remember that I had one 2 years before. It was treated with abx, but I got IBS afterwards. Then CFS with gut problems.

    Does anyone have a lingering salmonella infection? Did you treat it? Did it help?
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    There are genetic mutations which can result in alterations to various parts of the Complement portion of the innate immune system. Some result in over-active responses, and some result in deficiencies where specific infections are not cleared. Mutations in one of those genes, FCN3, is known to specifically result in difficulty mounting a response to at least a couple Salmonella variants.

    Do you know for sure that it was a Salmonella infection?
     
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    That is interesting.
    Yes, I am sure that it was salmonella because I got tested several times while having this infection.

    Do you have any reference article? Is it possible to test mutations in FCN3?
     
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    I believe I became I'll with ME shortly after a teriaki chicken dinner. Thought I was going to die. No proof since by the time I was well enough to see a doctor it would have been gone but symptoms fit samonella poisoning.
     
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    I started a thread that went into this general idea, i.e. the significance of a food poisoning event preceding ME by as much as a couple years.

    A reasonable objection is that food poisoning is common enough that linking a relatively remote case to the onset of ME would be hard to prove. On the other hand, I think that there's a difference between "common" food poisoning, which may last a couple of hours, and food poisoning which lasts days and may send you to the ER.


    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...-permanently-altered-by-food-poisoning.47886/
     
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