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Intern Med. 2019 Sep 18. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.3218-19. [Epub ahead of print]

Successful Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Chronic Febricula Using the Traditional Japanese Medicine Shosaikoto.

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1
Department of Kampo Medicine, National Hospital Organization Yonezawa National Hospital, Japan.
2
Department of Education and Support for Regional Medicine, Department of Kampo Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, Japan.
3
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Fujiwara Memorial Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

We herein report the case of a 14-year-old girl who had been experiencing chronic fatigue, febricula, and social withdrawal for 20 months. No notable abnormalities were identified during routine checkups at a general pediatric hospital; symptomatic treatments did not affect her condition. She was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Based on the concepts of Japanese traditional medicine, she was administered shosaikoto-based treatment. After several weeks of treatment, all of the symptoms had been dramatically alleviated, consequently resolving the issue of non-attendance at school. Shosaikoto-based medication may be a therapeutic option for treating ME/CFS in patients presenting with chronic febricula.

KEYWORDS:

Kampo medicine; chronic febricula; late yang stage pattern; myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; neuroinflammation; shosaikoto

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