Mold hypothesis

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The mold hypothesis was automatically generated by discovery of toxic mold in the clusters of "mystery malady" that had baffled the CDC into creating the Chronic fatigue Syndrome.

Evidence[edit | edit source]

The evidence was found by school authorities and testing by mold remediation companies after CFS researchers failed to locate literature and proper testing for toxic mold, and had prematurely concluded that the clusters of illness must be solely due to viral causes.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2013, Detection of mycotoxins in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome[1](Full Text)

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Brewer, Joseph H.; Thrasher, Jack D.; Straus, David C.; Madison, Roberta A.; Hooper, Dennis (2013), "Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Toxins, 5 (4): 605-617, doi:10.3390/toxins5040605 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency dedicated to epidemiology and public health. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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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