EVIDENCE OF DEMYELINATION AND CEREBRAL OEDEMA IN CFS / ME

1988

Anaesthetics and ME / CFS: Anzmes Meeting Place 30:1988:29

Research Workshop, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH), University of Pittsburgh, S:Daugherty, le September 1988.

1990

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Psychiatrist: SE Abbey, PE Garfinkel: Can: J: Psychiatry 1990:35:7:625-626

1992

A Chronic Illness Characterized by Fatigue, Neurologic and Immunologic Disorders, and Active Human Herpesvirus Type 6 Infection: D Buchwald, PR Cheney et al: Annals of Internal Medicine 1992:116:2:103

1994

Detection of Intracranial Abnormalities in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Comparison of MR Imaging and SPECT: RB Schwartz, BM Garada: American Journal of Roentgenology 1994:162:935-941

1997

A 56 year old woman with chronic fatigue syndrome. AL Komaroff JAMA 1997:278:14:1179-1184

1988  (15th  September)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh, held a large research workshop entitled "Considerations in the Design of Studies of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome":

There were participants from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

At this conference it was recommended that the term CFIDS (pronounced seefids) be used instead of the term CFS, on the basis of the immune dysfunction which has been observed in the disorder.

One of the presentations was by Dr Sandra Daugherty, who reported that MRI scans on patients from Nevada demonstrated abnormalities consistent with demyelination and cerebral oedema in CFS / ME in 57% of patients studied.