Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach

@article{Chia2008ChronicFS,
  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach},
  author={John K. S. Chia and Andrew Y. Chia},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61},
  pages={43 - 48}
}
  • J. Chia, A. Chia
  • Published 13 September 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Clinical Pathology
Background and Aims: The aetiology for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains elusive although enteroviruses have been implicated as one of the causes by a number of studies. Since most CFS patients have persistent or intermittent gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, the presence of viral capsid protein 1 (VP1), enterovirus (EV) RNA and culturable virus in the stomach biopsy specimens of patients with CFS was evaluated. Methods: 165 consecutive patients with CFS underwent upper GI endoscopies and… 
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