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The Vancouver Sun : "Mono" Linked to CFS in Teens

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by SDD1244, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. SDD1244

    SDD1244 Guest

    NEW YORK - Teens who develop "mono," otherwise known as infectious mononucleosis, may be at risk for chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a study in Pediatrics.

    Previous studies suggested that about one in ten adults with acute infectious mononucleosis go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, Dr. Ben Z. Katz, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and colleagues write. However, what happens to teens with mononucleosis is less well-studied.

    link to entire article:

    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Mono linked chronic fatigue syndrome teens/1817020/story.html
  2. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    One in ten! That's alot of people! Amazing that they've been so slow to pick up on this connection. Ditto with doctors - 1/10 of their IM patients don't recover very well. How can they have missed this for so long? You would have though the infectious disease specialists would have put this together long and studied it. Another disappointment from our vaunted medical profession.

    Glad its out though and getting in the newspapers.
  3. SDD1244

    SDD1244 Guest


    One in ten stressed out individuals. (couldn't resist!) :D

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