Channelopathy hypothesis

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Abhijit Chaudhuri and Peter Behan proposed that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome was an acquired neurological channelopathy illness, meaning that the symptoms are the result of ion channel transportation problems affecting the body's nervous system. The channelopathy hypothosis was first published in 1999.

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Ion transportation symptoms are recognized in the diagnostic criteria of the International Consensus Criteria.

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  • 1999, Chronic fatigue syndrome is an acquired neurological channelopathy[1]
  • 2000, The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are related to abnormal ion channel function[2]
  • 2003, Monitoring a Hypothetical Channelopathy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Preliminary Observations[3] 

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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