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Does anyone know if there is a connection between infection and chronic fatigue syndrome?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Many cases, yes
With certain infections that forces your body to activates its immune defenses( for example, infectious mononucleosis) requires a lot of energy over an extended period.
During this time, the immune system is also producing factors called cytokines, some of which can also cause fatigue. While a number of cases are related to infections, many others are not connected to cfs and await discovery.

In brief: Many cases, yes
With certain infections that forces your body to activates its immune defenses( for example, infectious mononucleosis) requires a lot of energy over an extended period.
During this time, the immune system is also producing factors called cytokines, some of which can also cause fatigue. While a number of cases are related to infections, many others are not connected to cfs and await discovery.
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