Metabolite abnormalities pinpointed in chronic fatigue syndrome | September 12, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 36 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 12, 2016

Metabolite abnormalities pinpointed in chronic fatigue syndrome

Blood plasma study reveals chemical signature associated with lowered metabolic activity
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: biochemistry, chronic fatigue syndrome, encephalomyelitis, metabolomics

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a complex disorder characterized by malaise, sleep problems, and pain. The cause of the condition is unclear and difficult to diagnose and treat.

A metabolomics study now reveals a characteristic chemical signature of the condition in the blood plasma of people with CFS. The work could lead to a diagnostic test for CFS and aid the understanding of its underlying biology and cause.

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