Hypersensitivity

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Patients with ME/CFS can have a range of hypersensitives, which may mild or severe. Hypersensitives recognized in ME/CFS include sensitivity to:

Hyperalgesia, which is a greatly increased sensitivity to pain, may also occur.[1]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

Canadian Consensus Criteria[edit | edit source]

Perceptual and sensory disturbances count as one of the Neurological/Cognitive manifestations used for diagnosis, the examples given are: "spatial instability and disorientation and inability to focus vision". Ataxia, muscle weakness and fasciculations are common. There may be overload phenomena: cognitive, sensory–e.g., photophobia and hypersensitivity to noise–and/or emotional overload, which may lead to "crash" periods and/or anxiety."1,2 

The following hypersensitivity and sensory symptoms are recognized in Appendix 4:

International Consensus Criteria[edit | edit source]

Hypersensitivities are divided into a few main areas, as optimal diagnostic criteria:

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome


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