By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
In 2015, Dean Echenberg, MD, PhD, a former public health official and Director of Disease Control in San Francisco at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, had a question. His own course of ME/CFS had been anything but smooth. Echenberg had experienced years of illness punctuated sometimes by years of complete remission. Echenberg wanted to know if others had had the same experience.
A survey indicated that he was not the exception to the rule. In fact, hundreds of people reported that they’d experienced substantial remissions and almost 50 percent reported that they’d experienced more than four remissions.
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