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Uggh! Indian Surgeon General gets it wrong

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by SpecialK82, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    The surgeon general of India does not understand the definition of CFS and is confusing it with chronic fatigue -

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Chronic-fatigue-becoming-common/articleshow/7745413.cms

    This article is a train-wreck, just one of the ignorant remarks below -

    "High levels of stress, faulty lifestyles, inability to eat and rest on time, lack of proper sleep are some of the typical causes of CFS," says general surgeon Maya Tulpule, who handles at least one such case every day.

    Wow - does anyone have the energy to post some comments or to write a letter to the surgeon general? Maybe a well-crafted letter would open some eyes, this is truly cringe-worthy!
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    liquid sky Senior Member

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    Another example of the devastating effects of using the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a neuro-immune disease.
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    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I think he's confusing cause and effect with "inability to eat and rest on time, lack of proper sleep"
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Had they only known that... they would never have gotten ME/CFS :rolleyes:

    Some very bad statements, but what can you do... It would be good if someone could write a letter... But in the end the solution to ME/CFS will probably not come from India anyway, so it won't matter too much. More important what goes on over here.
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    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    I had to read it twice to make sure they were not mistaking CFS and chronic fatigue!
    Nope. What a bunch of dopes... PFFF!

    I wonder if there is an ME association in India. Maybe our group could bring it to their attention? They are probably so p.... Oops! pardon my French! :eek:

    Edited post : www.meindia.org
    (under construction)
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    WillowJ Senior Member

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    Someone needs to educate the ME association there; not only does "myelitis" not mean "brain inflammation" (it means brain and spinal cord inflammation), but I don't think there's any debate amongst the biomedical crowd that there is indeed brain inflammation. It's the spinal cord inflammation which is still debated.

    Nonetheless, the WHO continues to use the term "encephalomyelitis" and it cannot be said to be an incorrect term even if this pathology were not accurate in all cases of the "biomedical subgroup" of "CFS" [CF] the Indian ME group describes.
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    Enid Senior Member

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    Quite agree Willow - the source of much disagreement here (pathy etc)
  8. In Vitro Infidelium

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    Confusion over Surgeon General and 'general surgeon'. India does not have a Surgeon General, ( a US Military Post ? ) - that an Indian general surgeon has misapprehension about CFS definitions used in the UK or the US is hardly surprising. It would be pretty remarkable if M.E/CFS shows up as a health priority in India http://southasia.oneworld.net/todaysheadlines/indias-child-death-rate-highest-in-the-world-report, http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ije/vol2n2/india.xml , http://www.avert.org/aidsindia.htm , http://articles.timesofindia.indiat...lthcare-spending-health-tourism-health-budget etc etc etc

    IVI

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