Stanford University study finds brain abnormalities in CFS patients

Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.

There were three key findings in the research:

1) An MRI showed that overall white-matter content of CFS patients’ brains, compared with that of healthy subjects’ brains, was reduced.

2) Researchers identified a consistent abnormality in a particular part of a nerve tract in the right hemisphere of CFS patients’ brains.

3) A fairly strong correlation between the degree of abnormality in a CFS patient’s right arcuate fasciculus and the severity of the patient’s condition, as assessed by performance on a standard psychometric test used to evaluate fatigue.

 

You can read the full article on the Stanford Medicine website.

 

 

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