Fingerprint change

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Fingerprint changes, that may show as faded prints and/or lines across the fingerprints, horizontal and vertical, occur in approximately 40% of ME/CFS patients, according to ME/CFS expert, Dr Paul R. Cheney.[1] Ten percent of ME/CFS patients cannot be fingerprinted whatsoever.[1] This may also happen with other diseases, such as Raynaud’s syndrome,[2]celiac disease,[3] some autoimmune conditions,[4] and some skin diseases,[2] but it's extremely rare in the general population.[1]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

  • The Paradox of Lost Fingerprints: Metaphor and the Shaming of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, chapter 14


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.2 "Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes". www.tldp.com. Retrieved Dec 12, 2019. 
  2. 2.02.1 Drahansky, Martin; Dolezel, Michal; Urbanek, Jaroslav; Brezinova, Eva; Kim, Tai-hoon (2012). "Influence of Skin Diseases on Fingerprint Recognition". Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2012: 1–14. doi:10.1155/2012/626148. ISSN 1110-7243. PMC 3359776Freely accessible. PMID 22654483. 
  3. David, T. J.; Ajdukiewicz, A. B.; Read, A. E. (Dec 5, 1970). "Fingerprint Changes in Coeliac Disease". BMJ. 4 (5735): 594–596. doi:10.1136/bmj.4.5735.594. ISSN 0959-8138. PMC 1820184Freely accessible. PMID 5488703. 
  4. "Vanishing pigment and fingerprints: An autoimmune connection?". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 72 (5): AB1. May 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2015.02.012. 

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.

BMJ - The BMJ (previously the British Medical Journal) is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

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