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Medscape: Mast Cell Activation May Underlie Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Miriam Tucker: Mast Cell Activation May Underlie CFS

    "ME/CFS is a descriptive diagnosis of a bunch of symptoms, but it says nothing about what's causing the symptoms, which is probably part of the reason it's so hard for it to get recognition. So, the question becomes, What other pathology is driving this illness and making the person feel so ill? I think mast cell activation is one of those drivers, whether cause, effect, or perpetuator, I don't know," internist David Kaufman, MD, who practices in Mountain View, California, told Medscape Medical News.
     
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    It sounds like MCAS is a fairly new perspective the doctors at the recent summit discussed. Here's the final paragraph of the article.

     
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    That's an interesting article, thank you @Kalliope.
     
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    I had not seen that article before and thank you for posting it @Kalliope!
     
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