Macrophagic myofasciitis

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Macrophagic myofasciitis or MMF is a rare condition that causes chronic fatigue and muscle pain, and may result in patients being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.[1] It is regarded as a form of autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA).[1]

Signs and symptoms[edit | edit source]

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

A muscle biopsy at the site of the vaccine[1]

Treatment[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Many patients with MMF meet the now disused Oxford criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome, or the more commonly used Fukuda criteria.

Notable articles[edit | edit source]

  • 2003, Chronic fatigue syndrome in patients with macrophagic myofasciitis[3] - (Full text)
  • 2006, Atypical presentation of macrophagic myofasciitis 10 years post vaccination[4] - (Full text)
  • 2009, A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome[5] - (Full text)
  • 2014, Clinical features in patients with long-lasting macrophagic myofasciitis[6]- (Full text)

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.21.3 Gherardi, RK; Authier, FJ (Feb 1, 2012). "Macrophagic myofasciitis: characterization and pathophysiology". Lupus. 21 (2): 184–189. doi:10.1177/0961203311429557. ISSN 0961-2033. PMC 3623725Freely accessible. PMID 22235051. 
  2. https://books.google.com/books/about/Textbook_of_Pediatric_Rheumatology_E_Boo.html?id=oEemcpeEufoC
  3. Authier, François-Jérôme; Sauvat, Stéphane; Champey, Julien; Drogou, Irène; Coquet, Michèle; Gherardi, Romain K. (2003). "Chronic fatigue syndrome in patients with macrophagic myofasciitis". Arthritis & Rheumatism. 48 (2): 569–570. doi:10.1002/art.10740. ISSN 1529-0131. 
  4. Ryan, Aisling M.; Bermingham, Niamh; Harrington, Hugh J.; Keohane, Catherine (Dec 2006). "Atypical presentation of macrophagic myofasciitis 10 years post vaccination". Neuromuscular Disorders. 16 (12): 867–869. doi:10.1016/j.nmd.2006.07.017. ISSN 0960-8966. 
  5. Exley, Christopher; Swarbrick, Louise; Gherardi, Rhomain K.; Authier, Francois-Jérôme (Feb 1, 2009). "A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome". Medical Hypotheses. 72 (2): 135–139. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2008.09.040. ISSN 0306-9877. 
  6. Rigolet, Muriel; Aouizerate, Jessie; Couette, Maryline; Ragunathan-Thangarajah, Nilusha; Aoun-Sebaiti, Mehdi; Gherardi, Romain Kroum; Cadusseau, Josette; Authier, François Jérôme (2014). "Clinical Features in Patients with Long-Lasting Macrophagic Myofasciitis". Frontiers in Neurology. 5. doi:10.3389/fneur.2014.00230. ISSN 1664-2295. 

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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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