Monday, August 17, 2015

A Study of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mycotoxins

As the head of research at Medical Services Consultation, International, LLC, Dr. Dennis Hooper oversees research focused on mycotoxins and molds. Well published in his field, Dr. Dennis Hooper coauthored the paper “Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” which was published in the journal Toxins in 2013. The article examines mycotoxins produced by certain molds, which have been recognized by the scientific community over the past two decades as a significant health risk.

Mycotoxins in water-damaged buildings are suspected of causing human diseases, among them chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Dr. Hooper’s study looked at patients living with CFS. They were tested both for mold exposure and the presence of mycotoxins in their urine. Of 112 patients tested, 104 had at least one mycotoxin present in their urine. It was also discovered that more than 90 percent had past or current exposure to water-damaged buildings. In contrast, previous tests among a healthy control population, with no exposure to moldy environments or water-damaged buildings, revealed not a single positive case.