Evidence supports presence of encephalitis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1330a (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1330
  1. Charles Shepherd
  1. Honorary medical adviser ME Association, Stanford le Hope, Essex SS17 0HA

    EDITOR,—Although the precise pathoaetiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis remains the subject of debate, Shonagh Scott and colleagues are incorrect in asserting that “no evidence exists” of encephalitis. Buchwald et al carried out a large cohort study in which neurological symptoms, results of magnetic resonance imaging, and lymphocyte phenotyping suggested that the patients were experiencing “a chronic, immunologically mediated inflammatory process of the central nervous system.”2 More recently, Schwartz et …

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