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Far removed from the disease process

Posted by Fiorella on 09 Aug 2012 at 22:18 GMT

The name "Chronic Disease Syndrome" was coined by the US CDC in 1988 to refer to a disease outbreak in Northern Nevada that has proven to have immunological, infectious, neurological and mitochondrial parameters. The PACE study and conclusions have moved far along to discussion of idiopathic fatigue with no biomedical abnormalities; this has nothing to do with "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and the misuse of the term is a libel on patients that compromises scientific research and medical treatment and causes great damage.

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