Abstract: The Medical Practitioners’ Challenge in 2001: Informed Accurate Diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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The abstracts and posters from the Third International Clinical and

Scientific Meeting on ME/CFS held in Sydney, Australia are now available online at http://www.ahmf.org/01conf.html.

New information from the conference includes:

“Evidence of Active HHV-6 Infection and Its Correlation with RNase L Low Molecular Weight Protein (37 KDa) in CFS Patients”

presented by D. Ablashi

“Stress and Combined Exposure to Low Daily Doses of Pyridostigmine Bromide, DEET, and Permethrin in Adult Rats Causes Blood Brain Barrier Disruption and Neurochemical and Neuropathological Alterations in the Brain.”

presented by Mohamed B. Abou-Donia

“Gastro-Intestinal Symptoms and Gastric Emptying Studies in Chronic

Fatigue Syndrome”

presented by R.B.Burnet

“Regional Cerebral Bloodflow in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)”

presented by R. Casse

“The Position of Australian Psychiatry in the CFS Debate”

presented by Dr. Nicole Phillips

“The Severe End of the Spectrum of Pediatric ME/CFS, and Its Effect on


presented by Dr. A. N. P. Speight

To read the complete abstracts, go to http://www.ahmf.org/01conf.html.

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