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ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Possibly Changing Course

Fibro Daily December 11, 2012

I was reading a blog by Adrienne Dellwo about a change of course by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) in regards to its Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.

Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) doctors and patients have long lobbied the CDC to alter its research approach to ME/CFS. For a long time, the CDC has only focused on the psychological factors of the disease, completely ignoring the physiological. Many believe this approach set back treatment options for and knowledge about the disease.

But according to Dellwo:

The CDC has announced that it’s looking into chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) subgroups in the hopes of improving treatment options, discovering the underlying physiology, and nailing down a case definition.

This could be an exciting development if the CDC does indeed commit to this change. It probably will result in a better understanding throughout the medical community and among society in regards to ME/CFS as well as better treatments options, preventative measures, and hopefully a cure.



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