1998 Clinical and Scientific Meeting

Dr. C.L. Jadin

Randburg
South Africa

CFS - Rickettsial Infection - Case Studies

Summary
Since January 1991, over 3,000 patients, previously diagnosed as ME, CFS, psychotic dysfunction, fibromyalgia, arthritic diseases, or unknown, have been treated with Antibiotic therapy. The symptoms of these patients were similar to those exhibited in chronic Rickettsial diseases. The treatment followed the finding that their serum reacted positively to the Giroud micro-agglutination test.

Giroud Test - specific for testing antibodies to the 5 following antigens: Rickettsia prowazeki.; R. mooseri; R. conori; and Coxiella burnetti; done by micro agglutination depending on quality of antigens comparative studies with IFA test gave very similar results Positive reaction = presence of antibodies but by itself does not necessarily mean illness. Because the diagnosis of Rickettsia stands on 3 corner stones: Symptoms Clinical findings Biological investigations.

Results
Of 500 patient records analysed:

References Neo-R. Q18

 

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