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Med Pregl. 1995;48(11-12):391-3.

[The Epstein-Barr virus and chronic fatigue syndrome].

[Article in Croatian]

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  • 1Medicinski fakultet, Novi Sad.


Lately discovered chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. The objective of this paper was to detect this syndrome in our patients. 31 patients with cured acute infective mononucleosis were examined by questionnaire, physical check-up and laboratory analyses in order to detect disorders characteristic for chronic fatigue syndrome. Six months after they had been cured, out of 7 patients 5 patients complained of frequent sore throat, fatigue and exhaustion, and a year later, all 5 patients were sleepy and tired all the time. More than a year after the acute illness 19 patients were examined and in 5.6% frequent sore throat and enlarged neck lymph nodes occurred. The gathered results point to disorders characteristic for chronic fatigue syndrome in a high percentage. This pilot study should only be the beginning of examinations of this kind.

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