4. Risk Factors

Often, people report specific conditions shortly before noticing symptoms of PTS. Illness or infection due to bacteria, parasites, and viruses are common. Other correlating factors include surgery or anesthesia administration with or without a surgical procedure. Autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatic disease, connective tissue disorders, and lupus preceded about ten percent of PTS diagnoses. Immunizations, trauma, and stressful exercise also appear to coincide.

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