It has been a great disappointment to some psychiatrists that post-viral #MECFS hasn’t turned out to be psychiatric. This hasn’t stopped them from attempting to stake their claim over #LongCovid (or ME/CFS for that matter) to the detriment of biomedical research & patient care.
Apr 11, 2021 • 11 tweets • 8 min read
1/ At a recent @MEActNet briefing, Dr. Anthony Komaroff confirmed his earlier prediction that we had reason to expect some w/ COVID-19 would develop a debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome w/ symptoms similar to post-viral #MECFS (focusing on #LongCovid cases w/o organ damage). 2/ Komaroff alluded to abnormalities found in the brain in #MECFS, referencing theory of chronic low-grade activation of immune system in the brain — requires validation. Called for #LongCovid studies to build off past ME/CFS findings, plus research including both patient groups.