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Are surgeons missing the major differential diagnosis that is more common than multiple sclerosis & HIV combined?

Are surgeons missing the major differential diagnosis that is more common than multiple sclerosis and HIV combined?, by Nina Muirhead in Royal College of Surgeons blog, 21 Feb 2019   It’s a great feeling when we meet a new outpatient … Continue reading

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Scientific progress stumbles without a valid case definition

OUP blog post, by Leonard A. Jason, August 20th 2017: Scientific progress stumbles without a valid case definition Current estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the number of people in the United States with chronic … Continue reading

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CFS misdiagnosis – how a teen diagnosed her own rare illness

The Times article, by Mike Pattenden, 16 August 2016: How a teen diagnosed her own rare illness Should you google your symptoms? This 13-year-old did, and it helped to save her life Have you had a niggling pain bothering you … Continue reading

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2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses are wrong in Australia

ME Australia blog post, by Sasha Nimmo, 26 May 2016: Australia: 2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses wrong Around 38% of Australians diagnosed with CFS/ME do not meet the Fukuda chronic fatigue syndrome definition (CFS) or the International Consensus Criteria for … Continue reading

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Misdiagnosis of Femoral Arteriovenous Fistula as CFS

Case study abstract Percutaneous arterial catheterisation is commonly undertaken for a range of diagnostic and interventional procedures. Iatrogenic femoral arteriovenous fistulas are an uncommon complication of these procedures. Most are asymptomatic and close spontaneously, but can rarely increase in size … Continue reading

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