Scientists Edge Closer To Elusive Lab Test For 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'

Scientists Edge Closer To Elusive Lab Test For 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'

Imagine feeling horribly sick, day after day, yet doctors repeatedly tell you they can't find anything wrong. That typically happens to people with the mysterious illness commonly known as "chronic fatigue syndrome." Research findings from Stanford University released Monday could point the way to a long-sought diagnostic laboratory test for the condition, and possibly a first-ever treatment. Believed to affect at least a million people in the U.S., the condition is now increasingly termed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS for short. Many patients see the name "chronic fatigue syndrome" as trivializing and misleading, giving the impression that they're simply...

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