Chronic fatigue syndrome after Giardia enteritis: clinical characteristics, disability and long-term sickness absence

@inproceedings{Naess2012ChronicFS,
  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome after Giardia enteritis: clinical characteristics, disability and long-term sickness absence},
  author={Halvor Naess and Morten Nyland and Trygve Hausken and Inghild Follestad and Harald Inge Nyland},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND A waterborne outbreak of Giardia lamblia gastroenteritis led to a high prevalance of long-lasting fatigue and abdominal symptoms. The aim was to describe the clinical characteristics, disability and employmentloss in a case series of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) after the infection. METHODS Patients who reported persistent fatigue, lowered functional capacity and sickness leave or delayed education after a large community outbreak of giardiasis enteritis in the city… CONTINUE READING