Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied (Komaroff, 2021)

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: When Suffering Is Multiplied (Komaroff, 2021)
https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/9/7/919/htm

A hard-hitting commentary from Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Excerpt:
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