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, by Peggy Munson - (excerpt on Google books)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chronic Fatigue, Mycotoxins, Abnormal Clotting and Other Notes". www.tldp.com. Retrieved December 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: 1–14. doi:10.1155/2012/626148. ISSN 1110-7243. PMC 3359776. PMID 22654483.
- 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.
- "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.
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