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Based on measurements of phosphate reabsorption by the proximal renal tubule, phosphate clearance, and renal threshold phosphate concentration, 9 out of 87 CFS patients in one study also fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for phosphate diabetes (phosphate depletion due to abnormal renal reabsorption of phosphate by the proximate tubule). The authors concluded that phosphate diabetes should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CFS.

(Source: Concise Encyclopedia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Roberto Patarca-Montero, M.D., Ph.D.)

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