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Inflammation breakthrough: Blood test could identify this life-threatening disease

August 1, 2017 4:57 PM
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Inflammation breakthrough: Blood test could identify this life-threatening disease

INFLAMMATION is the cause of a number of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. Researchers have discovered how to identify the potentially-fatal auto-immune condition with a blood test.

Scientists have found a way to accurately diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

A study by Stanford University discovered how the inflammatory disease could be diagnosed with a blood test.

They showed that people with CFS/ ME symptoms experienced spikes in 17 proteins produced by the immune system.

In previous decades, when there was a lack of understanding, the CFS/ ME was dismissed by sceptics who termed it ‘yuppie flu’.

Symptoms include extreme tiredness, muscle pain, sleep disorders, headaches and flu-like symptoms.

In previous decades, when there was a lack of understanding, the disease was dismissed by sceptics who termed it ‘yuppie flu’.

However the new research shows for the first time a concrete cause of the condition.

Source: express.co.uk

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