Uta Behrends

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Prof. Dr. Uta Behrends is a professor for pediatric infectiology and immunobiology.[1] At the Children's Polyclinic of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Prof. Dr. med. Uta Behrends heads the MRI Chronic Fatigue Center (MCFC) for children and young people up to the age of 25. The focus of care and research is on post-infectious fatigue and ME/CFS after mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and after COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Long COVID).[2]

Prof. Dr. Behrends is also a chairperson of the first parents' initiative in Germany: Elterninitiative ME/CFS-kranke Kinder und Jugendliche München e.V.[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2017, Serological profiling of the EBV immune response in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome using a peptide microarray (Full Text)
  • 2021, European Network on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (EUROMENE): Expert Consensus on the Diagnosis, Service Provision, and Care of People with ME/CFS in Europe[4] - (Full text)

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  1. "Professorenprofile: Behrends_Uta". www.professoren.tum.de. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. "Chronische Fatigue, ME/CFS, Long Covid". München Klinik (in Deutsch). Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  3. "Über uns". Elterninitiative ME/CFS-kranke Kinder und Jugendliche München (in Deutsch). Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  4. Nacul, Luis; Authier, François Jérôme; Scheibenbogen, Carmen; Lorusso, Lorenzo; Helland, Ingrid Bergliot; Martin, Jose Alegre; Sirbu, Carmen Adella; Mengshoel, Anne Marit; Polo, Olli; Behrends, Uta; Nielsen, Henrik; Grabowski, Patricia; Sekulic, Slobodan; Sepulveda, Nuno; Estévez-López, Fernando; Zalewski, Pawel; Pheby, Derek F. H.; Castro-Marrero, Jesus; Sakkas, Giorgos K.; Capelli, Enrica; Brundsdlund, Ivan; Cullinan, John; Krumina, Angelika; Bergquist, Jonas; Murovska, Modra; Vermuelen, Ruud C. W.; Lacerda, Eliana M. (May 2021). (EUROMENE). "European Network on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (EUROMENE): Expert Consensus on the Diagnosis, Service Provision, and Care of People with ME/CFS in Europe". Medicina. 57 (5): 510. doi:10.3390/medicina57050510. PMC 8161074. PMID 34069603.
  5. "ME/CFS-Forum 2019 in Hamburg". Deutsche Gesellschaft für ME/CFS. Retrieved July 21, 2019.

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.

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