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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied

Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont, Boston, MA 02120, USA
Academic Editors: Kenneth J. Friedman, Lucinda Bateman and Kenny Leo De Meirleir
Healthcare 2021, 9(7), 919; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9070919
Received: 15 June 2021 / Revised: 16 July 2021 / Accepted: 17 July 2021 / Published: 20 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ME/CFS – the Severely and Very Severely Affected)
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is an illness defined predominantly by symptoms. Routine laboratory test results often are normal, raising the question of whether there are any underlying objective abnormalities. In the past 20 years, however, new research technologies have uncovered a series of biological abnormalities in people with ME/CFS. Unfortunately, many physicians remain unaware of this, and some tell patients that “there is nothing wrong” with them. This skepticism delegitimizes, and thereby multiplies, the patients’ suffering. View Full-Text
Keywords: myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; etiology; diagnostic testing myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; etiology; diagnostic testing
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Komaroff, A.L. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied. Healthcare 2021, 9, 919. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9070919

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Komaroff AL. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied. Healthcare. 2021; 9(7):919. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9070919

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Komaroff, Anthony L. 2021. "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied" Healthcare 9, no. 7: 919. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9070919

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