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, by Peggy Munson - (excerpt on Google books)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes". Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Drahansky, Martin; Dolezel, Michal; Urbanek, Jaroslav; Brezinova, Eva; Kim, Tai-hoon (2012). "Influence of Skin Diseases on Fingerprint Recognition". Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology: 1–14. doi:10.1155/2012/626148. ISSN 1110-7243. PMC 3359776. PMID 22654483.
  3. David, T.J.; Ajdukiewicz, A.B.; Read, A.E. (December 5, 1970). "Fingerprint Changes in Coeliac Disease". BMJ. 4 (5735): 594–596. doi:10.1136/bmj.4.5735.594. ISSN 0959-8138. PMC 1820184. 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.