Diarrhea

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Diarrhea can occur as a symptom of ME/CFS. It forms part of a wider range of gastrointestinal disturbances in ME/CFS, and sometimes forms part of a diagnosis of IBS, a common comorbidity.

Prevalence[edit]

  • 40.8-45.6% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 reported diarrhea.[1]
  • Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 50-90% for IBS symptoms (including diarrhea, nausea, gas, and abdominal pain).[2]

References[edit]

  1. De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128 
  2. Berne, Katrina (1 Dec 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915 


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