April 2017

Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

(Study first of many by lipkin with multicentre colab with klimas, bateman and others, crowdfunded as part of the microbe discovery project, summary on sciencedaily))


Reduced diversity and altered composition of the gut microbiome in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome Ludovic Giloteaux,

The association of fecal microbiota and fecal, blood serum and urine metabolites in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (increase in Clostridium spp. and a decrease in Bacteroides spp)


Here’s my (messy) cheat sheet of the bacterial changes found in me/cfs the above three studies and whether they’re increased or decreased. The right column is my personal results in relation to what’s expected (left column)

Testing available through Ubiome covers most of the mentioned bacteria with the exception of enterococcus, coprococcus, coprobacillus, and strain specific information. The ‘explorer kit’, available internationally, also includes metabolism details such as those below.