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. "Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes". 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. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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