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2022 Dec 09

J Transl Med



Muscle sodium content in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Petter E, Scheibenbogen C, Linz P, Stehning C, Wirth K, Kuehne T, Kelm M
J Transl Med. 2022 Dec 09; 20(1):580.
PMID: 36494667.


Muscle fatigue and pain are key symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Although the pathophysiology is not yet fully understood, there is ample evidence for hypoperfusion which may result in electrolyte imbalance and sodium overload in muscles. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess levels of sodium content in muscles of patients with ME/CFS and to compare these to healthy controls.