Jesper Mehlsen

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Dr Jesper Mehlsen is a Danish clinician and researcher, and a member of the European ME Clinician Council (EMECC)[1] and was a research director at Frederiksberg Hospital from 2010-2018.[2][3] His primary area of specialist is the autonomic nervous system and complex diseases possibly resulting from HPV vaccine.[4] Autonomic nervous system dysfunction causes symptoms in many different bodily systems, affects blood pressure and heart rate and may lead to orthostatic intolerance, cognitive dysfunction, fainting, all of which are common symptom of ME/CFS.[5][6]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Dr Mehlsen is a critical of the psychiatric / biopsychosocial treatment of ME/CFS and has advocated for it to be treated as a physical, neurological illness.[7] In 2019, Dr Mehlsen joined with many other clinicians and the patient group ME Foreningen in successfully calling for the Danish parliament to treat ME/CFS as a neurological illness with a biomedical basis rather than continuing to treat it as psychosomatic illness or functional disorder (medically unexplained symptoms),[8] and to use the World Health Organization's ICD classification. The group called upon the department of health to update it's information.[7]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis a Relevant Diagnosis in Patients with Suspected Side Effects to Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine?[9] - (Full text) - quadrivalent vaccine
  • 2018, Autonomic dysfunction and HPV immunization: an overview[10] - (Full text) - all types of vaccine

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

  • Frederiksberg Hospital, Frederiksberg
  • Klinik Mehlsen, Frederiksberg[4]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

  • Address:
Klinik Mehlsen
Peter Bangs Vej 7A, 3.sal, indgang 7, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Telephone: +45 31607227

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. "Jasper Mehlsen". LinkedIn. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  4. 4.04.1
  5. Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, ACP; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Gerken, A; Jo, D; Lewis, DP; Light, AR; Light, KC; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; McLaren-Howard, J; Mena, I; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Stevens, SR (2012), Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Adult & Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (PDF), ISBN 978-0-9739335-3-6
  6. {{Cite web|url= | title = IOM 2015 Diagnostic Criteria {{{!}}} Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|website=[[Centers for Disease Control | date = Jan 27, 2021|access-date = 2021-02-25}}
  7. 7.07.1 Invest in ME Research (March 1, 2019). "There is something right in the state of Denmark". Invest in ME Research. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  8. "Tv fra Folketinget". Folketinget (in dansk). Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  9. Brinth, Louise; Pors, Kirsten; Hoppe, Anna AG; Badreldin, Iman; Mehlsen, Jesper (June 15, 2015). "Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis a Relevant Diagnosis in Patients with Suspected Side Effects to Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine?" (PDF). International Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination. 1 (1): 00003. doi:10.15406/ijvv.2015.01.00003. ISSN 2470-9980.
  10. Blitshteyn, Svetlana; Brinth, Louise; Hendrickson, Jeanne E.; Martinez-Lavin, Manuel (December 2018). "Autonomic dysfunction and HPV immunization: an overview". Immunologic Research. 66 (6): 744–754. doi:10.1007/s12026-018-9036-1. ISSN 1559-0755. PMID 30478703.

medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) - Technically, this term means that no cause or explanation for the patient's symptoms has yet been found. However, patients diagnosed with "MUPS" are generally lumped into a psychosomatic, or psychologically-caused category by those in the medical profession, without any scientific basis for doing so.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency dedicated to epidemiology and public health. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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