Abhijit Chaudhuri, DM, MD, PhD (Glas), FACP(USA), FRCP(Glas), FRCP(Lon), is a Consultant Neurologist at Queen’s Hospital, Essex Centre of Neurological Sciences since 2005 and was clinical director (2010-2011). He held the posts of Honorary consultant neurologist in South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust (2000-2005) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuroscience, Glasgow University. His subspecialties are neuroimmunology and neurological infections, with a particular interest in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Post-viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Dr. Chaudhuri examined spinal tissue from Sophia Mirza prior to the inquest into her death. He worked with Dominic O’Donovan, a neuropathologist at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford, UK, on Sophia Mirza’s case. He stated that the changes to her spinal cord may have resulted in symptoms of chronic fatigue. “Sophia’s case sheds light on CFS because there were changes in her dorsal ganglia – the gatekeepers to sensation in the brain – and we know that fatigue depends on sensory perception,” he says. “What we need to understand is what happens that makes fatigue more persistent, without there being an obvious systemic disturbance.”
Books[edit | edit source]
- 2018, ME/CFS/PVFS: An Exploration of the Key Clinical Issues: The ME Association's clinical and research guide, 2018 edition. Referred to as "MEA's Purple Booklet," the book was originally published in 2001 and periodically updated to be used as a resource for health professionals.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 1997, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Disorder of Central Cholinergic Transmission(Abstract)
- 1997, Possible Cell Membrane Transport Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?(Abstract)
- 2004, Exercise lowers pain threshold in chronic fatigue syndrome(Abstract)
- 2009, A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome(Full Text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2007, Speaker at the 2nd Invest in ME International ME Conference on Pathology of ME/CFS - (Video)
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 16 June 2006, First official UK death from chronic fatigue syndrome
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri". nuffieldhealth.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
- Hooper, Rowan (June 16, 2006). "First official UK death from chronic fatigue syndrome". New Scientist. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
- Shepherd, Charles; Chaudhuri, Abhijit. "The Purple Book 2018 edition!". The ME Association. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
- Chaudhuri, A.; Majeed, T.; Dinan, T.; Behan, P.O. (January 1997). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (1): 3–16. doi:10.1300/j092v03n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321.
- Watson, W. S.; McCreath, G. T.; Chaudhuri, A.; Behan, P.O. (January 1997). "Possible Cell Membrane Transport Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (3): 1–13. doi:10.1300/j092v03n03_01. ISSN 1057-3321.
- Whiteside, Alan; Hansen, Stig; Chaudhuri, Abhijit (2004), "Exercise lowers pain threshold in chronic fatigue syndrome", Pain, 109 (3): 497-9, doi:10.1016/j.pain.2004.02.029, PMID 15157711
- Gow, J. W.; Hagan, S.; Herzyk, P.; Cannon, C.; Behan, P.O.; Chaudhuri, A. (2009), "A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome", BMC Medical Genomics, 2 (38), doi:10.1186/1755-8794-2-38
- Hooper, Rowan (June 16, 2006). "First official UK death from chronic fatigue syndrome". New Scientist. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
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