DYSPNEA IN TWO CFS COHORTS

Dr. James Baraniuk and colleagues at Georgetown University report on a two-cohort CFS study of dyspnea or “air hunger,” an inability to fully inflate or deflate the chest. 363 CFS subjects (94 Fukuda) and 546 healthy controls were studied using 2 different criteria for dyspnea. Rates of dyspnea in CFS were 54% and 67% compared to 3% and 23% in the control group; pulmonary function was normal in CFS. (Global Journal of Health Science, Dec. 12, 2012)

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