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. Ten percent of ME/CFS patients cannot be fingerprinted whatsoever. This may also happen with other diseases, such as Raynaud’s syndrome,celiac disease, some autoimmune conditions, and some skin diseases, but it's extremely rare in the general population.
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
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- The Fact of Fingerprints - A blog post by No Poster Girl
- Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients by Jonathan Collin M.D.
- The Paradox of Lost Fingerprints: Metaphor and the Shaming of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, chapter 14
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes". www.tldp.com. Retrieved Dec 12, 2019.
- 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 . PMID 22654483.
- 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 . PMID 5488703.
- "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 controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.