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Demystifying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Friday 10 November 2017

 

From Stanford Medicine's Scope:

 

Jose Montoya, MD
Jose Montoya, MD
 

Demystifying chronic fatigue syndrome

By Ruthann Richter
November 8, 2017
© 2017 Stanford Medicine

For years, infectious disease expert Jose Montoya, MD, has been frustrated by the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis) and the unexplainable and often debilitating symptoms of the many patients who come through his clinic at Stanford. But earlier this year, Montoya’s perseverance was rewarded and his optimism soared following a seven-year study he led that showed that the disease has a clear link to 17 immune system proteins, including 13 proteins that are pro-inflammatory.

This proved what scientists had suspected — that inflammation is the prime driver behind the disease, which affects between one and four million people, often with devastating effects. When the finding first came to light, Montoya told me he was “ecstatic.”

 

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