5 doctors weighed in:
Is cfs genetic?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Poor Understanding
There is a poor understanding of cfs and it's causes.
In the future, we may discover a genetic predisposition to people developing cfs. Likely more than one factor involved (i.e. Genetics, infection, environment, etc).

In brief: Poor Understanding
There is a poor understanding of cfs and it's causes.
In the future, we may discover a genetic predisposition to people developing cfs. Likely more than one factor involved (i.e. Genetics, infection, environment, etc).
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Some cases appear to have mitochondrial etiology
Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
No, it can mimic a family's behavior pattern, but i don't think of any genetic involvement.

In brief: NO
No, it can mimic a family's behavior pattern, but i don't think of any genetic involvement.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
In brief: Possibly
CFS no longer exists, because it trivialized the condition.
This January after recommendation by the US Institute of Medicine, it is now Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), with simplified criteria, one possible cause is mitochondrial disorder, usually genetic with a high degree of variability in a given individual. The key symptom is intolerance of exertion.

In brief: Possibly
CFS no longer exists, because it trivialized the condition.
This January after recommendation by the US Institute of Medicine, it is now Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), with simplified criteria, one possible cause is mitochondrial disorder, usually genetic with a high degree of variability in a given individual. The key symptom is intolerance of exertion.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
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