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Missed diagnoses

In explaining some of the various other diagnoses he found in “diagnosed” ME patients, Dr. Hyde listed quite a number, driving home the point that doctors MUST really examine these patients. Some of the missed diagnoses included but were not limited to:

  •     Central Nervous System Vascular disease
  •     Carotid/Vertebral disease
  •     Coronary & Heart disease
  •     Peripheral vascular disease
  •     Autonomic diseases
  •     POTS, Ehlers Danlos, Marfan
  •     Clotting Factor disease
  •     Endocrine system disease
  •     Malignancies
  •     Multiple Sclerosis
  •     Diabetes
  •     Renal & Hepatic disease
  •     Syphilis, Lyme, Brucellosis, TB
  •     Von Economo-like
  •     Metal & chemical & medication poisoning

Dr. Hyde mentioned that he has found type-1 diabetes and blood malignancy in some of the patient’s family members from the outbreaks and thinks family members should be further studied. Dr. Hyde has authored another book titled Missed Diagnoses. 

Patient population

The majority of Dr. Hyde’s patient load came from students, teachers and healthcare workers. He said the worst affected group was the respiratory therapists, who were coughed on all the time. He stated that 60% of post-viral ME occurs in the above population as well as folks following or during trips to third world countries.

Most epidemics occur in institutional settings such as schools, hospitals, residences and after bus or air travel in close quarters. Some ME cases are associated with immunizations, which he already covered.