Rosamund Vallings MBBS
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The Use of Serine in The Management of CFS
Urinary serine levels were checked and found to be low in 7 patients whose illness fitted the CDC criteria for a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.(1) A low serine level has previously been identified as a possible urinary marker (previously known as CFSUM2) for CFS.(2) Serine was prescribed in a dose of 500mg twice daily to these people. A metabolic screening questionnaire was administered before and after one month of use.
The results of the screening questionnaire and the outcome of the treatment will be presented.
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