Sign or symptom
according to Dr Paul Cheney, around 50% of mecfs patients have fingerprint changes that may show as faded prints and/or lines across the fingerprints, horizontal and vertical. This may also happen with Lyme, celiac, and autoimmune disorders, but it's extremely rare in the general population. May also be called fingerprint atrophy.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
Has a helpful slide from Dr. Cheney showing difference in appearance
See also[edit | edit source]
osler's web by Hillary Johnson, page 142
Stricken - Voices From the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Peggy Munson
chapter 14 The Paradox of Lost Fingerprints: Metaphor and the Shaming of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome