High androgen levels in chronic fatigue patients

MCM: Of 227 chronically fatigued female pts in his practice, 140 had
measurement of serum DHEA sulfate.20% of the 140 had
elevated DHEA (over 300 microg/ml), mean value 365 falling to
a mean of 146 when taking Prednison 5 mg HS for 2 weeks.
Haldf of the group also had elevated testosterone.17 showed
sustained relief of their fatigue.DHEA is apparently a
sedative.CFS may unmask a mild 21-hydroxylase deficiency.
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Goldberg M, Lichten J

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