Dysautonomia and small fiber neuropathy in post-COVID condition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

N. Azcue, R. Del Pino, et. al., Journal of Translational Medicine volume 21, Article number: 814 (2023)  Abstract Background Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and post-COVID condition can present similarities such as fatigue, brain fog, autonomic and neuropathic symptoms. Methods The study included 87 patients with post-COVID condition, 50 patients with ME/CFS, and 50 healthy controls (HC). The hemodynamic autonomic function was […]

The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses

October 31, 2023, by Isabella Backman Yale School of Medicine Long COVID is by no means unique in causing a wide array of symptoms that persist for weeks, months, or even years after a person has recovered from the acute infection. “Post-acute infection syndromes have been going on for decades—or maybe hundreds of years—but we […]

COVID-19 Long-haul Fatigue Might be Similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Treated in a Similar Manner

There is no cure or approved treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, some symptoms can be treated or managed. Treating these symptoms might provide relief for some patients with ME/CFS but not others. Other strategies, like learning new ways to manage activity, can also be helpful. Patients, their families, and healthcare providers need […]

Unraveling long COVID: Here’s what scientists who study the illness want to find out

September 9, 2023, By Will Stone NPR Newsletter Researchers looking for root causes of long COVID work in the autopsy suite inside the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images For people suffering from long COVID’s often disabling symptoms, including intense fatigue, breathing troubles, cognitive issues and heart […]

Brainstem volume changes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID patients

Kiran Thapaliya, 1 , 2 , * Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, 1 Markus Barth, 2 , 3 Natalie Eaton-Fitch, 1 and Leighton Barnden 1 Front Neurosci. 2023; 17: 1125208. Published online 2023 Mar 2. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1125208 PMCID: PMC10017877 PMID: 36937672 Abstract Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID patients have overlapping neurological, autonomic, pain, and post-exertional symptoms. We compared volumes of brainstem regions for 10 ME/CFS (CCC or ICC criteria), 8 long COVID (WHO […]

New research provides insight into Long COVID and ME

Authors: University of Otago July 12, 2022: Science Daily Summary: Researchers have uncovered how post-viral fatigue syndromes, including Long COVID, become life-changing diseases and why patients suffer frequent relapses. Arising commonly from a viral infection, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), is known to cause brain-centred symptoms of neuroinflammation, loss of homeostasis, brain fog, lack of […]

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in a patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2

Authors: Karolina Kania,Wojciech Ambrosius,Elzbieta Tokarz Kupczyk,Wojciech Kozubski 04 September 2021 Annals of Clinical and Translational NeurologyVolume 8, Issue 10 p. 2000-2003 Abstract Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a demyelinating disease, and there are some data that link this event with various vaccinations. We report a young female admitted to the hospital with headache, fever, back pain, […]

Long-Haul COVID

 Authors: Avindra Nath Modern medicine has faced its biggest challenge from the smallest of organisms. It is becoming increasingly apparent that many patients who recovered from the acute phase of the SARS-CoV-2 infection have persistent symptoms. This includes clouding of mentation, sleep disturbances, exercise intolerance and autonomic symptoms (table 1). Some also complain of persistent […]