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vagus nerve infection hypothesis

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    SARS-CoV-2 found in vagus nerve of deceased COVID patients, supporting Michael VanElzakker's vagus nerve infection hypothesis of ME/CFS

    A 2023 German study examined the vagus nerves of 23 patients who died of COVID, and found in every case, the vagus nerve was infected with SARS-CoV-2. The authors believe this infection may be responsible for the dysautonomia observed in long COVID. Furthermore, it seems to me this finding of...
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    Chronic fatigue syndrome from vagus nerve infection: psychoneuroimmunological hypothesis

    Chronic fatigue syndrome from vagus nerve infection: A psychoneuroimmunological hypothesis Available online 18 June 2013 Chronic fatigue syndrome from vagus nerve infection: A psychoneuroimmunological hypothesis Michael B. VanElzakker Tufts University Psychology, Massachusetts General...
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