Chronic fatigue syndrome in animals

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Veterinarian Walter Tarello has investigated animals illnesses that appear similar to chronic fatigue syndrome. Several of these studies look at treatment with arsenic compound thiacetarsamide sodium.[1][2][3][4] Tarello has hypothesized possible zoonotic features of human ME/CFS, as he and his wife, who works with him, were both diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).[5]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, Chronic fatigue syndrome in horses: diagnosis and treatment of 4 cases.[4]
  • 2001, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 15 dogs and cats with specific biochemical and microbiological anomalies.[2]
  • 2001, Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteremia, responsive to potassium arsenite 0.5% in a veterinary surgeon and his coworking wife, handling with CFS animal cases.[5]
  • 2003, Immunological anomalies and thrombocytopenia in 117 dogs and cats diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).[1]
  • 2006, Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteraemia responsive to thiacetarsamide sodium in eight birds of prey.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Tarello, W. (2003). "Immunological anomalies and thrombocytopenia in 117 dogs and cats diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)". Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 51 (1): 61–72. doi:10.1556/AVet.51.2003.1.6. ISSN 0236-6290. PMID 12688127. 
  2. 2.02.1 Tarello, W. (Jul 2001). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 15 dogs and cats with specific biochemical and microbiological anomalies". Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24 (3): 165–185. ISSN 0147-9571. PMID 11440190. 
  3. 3.03.1 Tarello, W. (May 2001). "Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteraemia responsive to thiacetarsamide sodium in eight birds of prey". Journal of Veterinary Medicine. B, Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Public Health. 48 (4): 267–281. ISSN 0931-1793. PMID 15129582. 
  4. 4.04.1 Tarello, W. (Jan 2001). "Chronic fatigue syndrome in horses: diagnosis and treatment of 4 cases". Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24 (1): 57–70. ISSN 0147-9571. PMID 11131041. 
  5. 5.05.1 Tarello, W. (Oct 2001). "Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteremia, responsive to potassium arsenite 0.5% in a veterinary surgeon and his coworking wife, handling with CFS animal cases". Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24 (4): 233–246. ISSN 0147-9571. PMID 11561958. 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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