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.
- In 1995, Katrina Berne, PhD, reported a prevalence of 50-90% for IBS symptoms (including diarrhea, nausea, gas, and abdominal pain).
- In a 2001 Belgian study, 40.8% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 45.6% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported diarrhea.
- ↑ Berne, Katrina (Dec 1, 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915
- ↑ De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 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. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
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