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Do we share this Fungus with AIDS ?

Hip

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The mold toxin (mycotoxin) in question in the above article, namely aflatoxin, along with two other toxins (ochratoxin A and macrocyclic trichothecenes) was found to be very common in ME/CFS patients in this recent study:

Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

There is also a PR thread discussing this study here: Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with CFS | Phoenix Rising

The study observed (see table 2) that:

Aflatoxin was found in 12% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.
Ochratoxin A was found in 83% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.
Macrocyclic trichothecenes was found in 44% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.

Mold toxins have long been linked to triggered ME/CFS, and this study seems to confirm the link. Many people have developed ME/CFS from staying in water damaged buildings in which lots of mold growth is found on the walls, etc.
 

Hip

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Seems that ochratoxin A is found in food too, with cereals being the main dietary sources of this mycotoxin.