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Seeking the causes of post-Covid symptoms, researchers dust off data on college students with mononucleosis, 2020, David Tuller article (Jason study)

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  1. Simon M

    Simon M Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A great Stat news article by David Tuller @dave30th



    Seeking the causes of post-Covid symptoms, researchers dust off data on college students with mononucleosis

    From 2014 to 2018, DePaul University psychologist Leonard Jason and colleagues collected personal information and blood samples from more than 4,500 healthy college students. They followed the group as some students contracted mononucleosis and a small proportion of those subsequently developed chronic fatigue syndrome — the debilitating disease also called myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, that is frequently triggered by an acute viral illness.

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    The researchers came to a quick realization: The extensive baseline data and biological materials they had gathered from thousands of students created a unique opportunity to investigate risk factors for developing acute and prolonged illness after infection with the novel coronavirus.
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    In the college student study, funded with $3 million from the National Institutes of Health, about 5% of the sample developed mononucleosis and 8% of those patients met diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS after six months, said Jason, although the findings are still unpublished. Some immunological markers were associated with developing ME/CFS, he noted, while psychological factors were not
     
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    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    It makes me happy in many ways that the people who have been standing with the ME/CFS community, people like David Tuller, are suddenly very well-positioned and in demand to talk about post-Covid illness.
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You can say that again. That made my day:

     
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    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh wow that’s great news
     
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