A ProHealth article examines a study that found chronic fatigue syndrome patients report more upper respiratory virus infections, which may mean more susceptibility in this group.

The study analyzed 114 patients (57 with CFS, diagnosed according to the 1994 CDC criteria, and 57 without CFS). Results confirmed that CFS patients report more upper respiratory virus infections and the virological results showed that this was not due to a reporting bias but reflected greater susceptibility to infection.

“This increased susceptibility to infection in the CFS group can account for the increased reporting of URTIs found in this and previous studies,” the researchers concluded.

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