Heritable Predisposition of CFS Found

Utilizing the Utah Population Database, researchers at the University of Utah, Fatigue Consultation Clinic and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City searched linked medical records for the diagnostic code for CFS (780.71). They identified 941 persons with a CFS diagnosis for whom there was available geneology data; 811 cases were included in the assessment. The analysis ”shows clear evidence of significant excess familial clustering and significantly elevated risks for CFS among first, second, and third degree relatives of CFS cases. The results strongly support a genetic contribution to predisposition to CFS.” The authors report that this is the first population-based analysis to comprehensively support this claim. (BMC Neurology, May 27, 2011)

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