About the Study
Who runs this study?
The study is sponsored by the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in collaboration with the following NIH institutes and centers:
- National Institute of Nursing Research
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
- National Institute of Aging
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Clinical Center Rehabilitation Medicine
- Clinical Center Internal Medicine
- National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
What is this study about?
The purpose of this study is:
- To explore the clinical and biological phenotypes of post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (post-infectious ME/CFS)
- To explore the pathophysiologies of fatigue and post-exertional malaise (PEM)
What kind of commitment is involved?
Participation in this research study requires a 5-10 day initial phenotyping visit. Eligible participants for the subsequent exercise stress visit will be scheduled for a 10 day inpatient stay within 12 months of their initial visit. All research activities will take place at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.