Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) is an incurable and sometimes fatal flu-like neurological condition that is believed to have been caused by ingestion of poorly produced L-tryptophan supplements. Similar to regular eosinophilia, it causes an increase in eosinophil granulocytes in the patient's blood. Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome was first recognized after the doctors of 3 American women with mysterious symptoms talked together in 1989. However, many people became ill as long as 2-3 years before the illness was reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in November 1989. Rheumatologists experienced a large surge of new patients with mysterious symptoms during this period. It is possible that as many as 60,000 individuals became ill from using L-tryptophan. Additionally, when first marketed, 27 people died. Some epidemiologist studies traced the cause to consumption of L-tryptophan from a single Japanese manufacturer, Showa Denko. The company supplied the majority of L-tryptophan to the United States under various brand names. There was evidence that new batches of L-tryptophan may have been improperly prepared. First, the specific bacterial culture used to synshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136769204
  • 9786136769202