The Nonallergic Rhinitis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • James N. Baraniuk
  • Samantha Jean Merck
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 3)


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an enigmatic and often disputed illness. The initial cases were described as rapid onset fatigue with flu-like symptoms of malaise, myalgia and a sensation of feverishness that were detected in infection-like epidemiological clusters. Almost 74% of CFS subjects have nonallergic rhinitis of probable neurogenic origin. Other potential pathological mechanisms such as allergy, infection and immune deviation are unlikely to play causative roles. These subjects are likely to find their way into our offices making it imperative that we learn to recognize the condition and its allied syndromes, and develop an empathetic but structured approach to their long-term care.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Allergic Rhinitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Nonallergic Rhinitis Nasal Lavage Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James N. Baraniuk
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samantha Jean Merck
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and AllergyGeorgetown UniversityWashington DCUSA
  2. 2.Room B-105, Lower Level Kober-Cogan BuildingNWUSA

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