from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome


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  • The study was published in the Sept. 22 online issue of Science, along with a partial retraction from the authors of the 2009 study that first fingered XMRV as a probable culprit behind CFS.This is the 17th study to repudiate the 2009 findings, which were also published in Science, according to a statement released by the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome CFIDS Association of America.

    More doubt cast on virus' link to chronic fatigue syndrome

  • There are many important initiatives underway that give patients every reason to hope for accelerated progress, CFIDS scientific director Suzanne Vernon said in the statement from the association.

    More doubt cast on virus' link to chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Whether you have been diagnosed recently or have been ill for decades, this news comes as a blow to hope for rapid advances in the care available to CFS patients, Kim McCleary, president and CEO of the CFIDS Association, said in the statement.

    More doubt cast on virus' link to chronic fatigue syndrome

  • In fact, 61 percent of fatigued patients with giardiasis had been diagnosed elsewhere as suffering from chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome CFIDS, compared to only 19 percent of fatigued patients without giardiasis.

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  • She transformed upset into art after she became disabled by chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in 1995.

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  • You've always done so much to champion ME/CFS/CFIDS and I for one am very grateful.

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  • The profound psychological surrender induced by CFIDS was followed immediately by the deepest, most rapid learning of my adult life.


  • Then, at the age of thirty-two, my career began to crash – along with my health, my closest relationships, my pride – during a prolonged struggle with Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS).


  • Sure, I no longer feel exhausted for hours after I eat a meal which is important considering my CFIDS and FMS, but no matter how many veggies I eat, no matter how much whole grains, no matter how much exercise, I still crave cheese and margaritas and sugary, bready goodness.

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  • Some of us who have CFIDS are able to function at a reduced level, while others of us are completely disabled.



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