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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Neither disease is of the autoimmune variety.
They tend to be diagnosed based on specific findings and very general symptoms.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Neither disease is of the autoimmune variety.
They tend to be diagnosed based on specific findings and very general symptoms.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

These are not autoimmune diseases.
Many doctors think chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are a neurologic response to stress, accidents, or illness which causes low energy and increased pain signalling. The exact cause is unknown but may be multifactorial, as a result of genes, environmental exposures and other factors.

In brief: No

These are not autoimmune diseases.
Many doctors think chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are a neurologic response to stress, accidents, or illness which causes low energy and increased pain signalling. The exact cause is unknown but may be multifactorial, as a result of genes, environmental exposures and other factors.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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