The March 2 and 3, 2018, physicians summit in Salt Lake City, Utah addressed the potential role of MCAS treatment in ME/CFS treatment. Several physicians remarked on the relatively high prevalence of MCAS in their ME/CFS patients (making estimating of roughly half their patients) and its significance in pointing toward treatment of symptoms associated with ME/CFS. Dr. Susan Levine suggested that while MCAS likely only affects a subset of ME/CFS patients, for those it does, it can manifest as inability to tolerate certain foods or medications and "If we can reduce the mast cell problem, we can facilitate taking other drugs to treat ME/CFS."
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- Tucker, Miriam E. (Mar 13, 2018). "Mast Cell Activation May Underlie 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'". Medscape. Retrieved Jul 30, 2019.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.