Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

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National Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Network

The National Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome Network, Inc., is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to helping EMS survivors and their families by offering educational information and peer support. NEMSN is also committed to encouraging research to improve treatment for L-tryptophan induced EMS and to increasing awareness of the cause and effects of the disease and other similar auto-immune disorders.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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National Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Network

The National Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome Network, Inc., is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to helping EMS survivors and their families by offering educational information and peer support. NEMSN is also committed to encouraging research to improve treatment for L-tryptophan induced EMS and to increasing awareness of the cause and effects of the disease and other similar auto-immune disorders.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The terms "Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome" returned 28 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Post-epidemic eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with L-tryptophan.
 

Author(s): Jeffrey A Allen, Alicia Peterson, Robert Sufit, Monique E Hinchcliff, J Matthew Mahoney, Tammara A Wood, Frederick W Miller, Michael L Whitfield, John Varga

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2011 Nov;63(11):3633-9.

 

Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) is characterized by subacute onset of myalgias and peripheral eosinophilia, followed by chronic neuropathy and skin induration. An epidemic of EMS in 1989 was linked to consumption of L-tryptophan that had originated from a single source. Following ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2011

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Immunogenetic risk and protective factors for the development of L-tryptophan-associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome and associated symptoms.
 

Author(s): Satoshi Okada, Mary L Kamb, Janardan P Pandey, Rossanne M Philen, Lori A Love, Frederick W Miller

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2009 Oct;61(10):1305-11.

 

To assess L-tryptophan (LT) dose, age, sex, and immunogenetic markers as possible risk or protective factors for the development of LT-associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) and related clinical findings.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2009

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[Acute respiratory failure as a manifestation of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with L-tryptophan intake].
 

Author(s): Tiago de Araujo Guerra Grangeia, Marcelo Schweller, Ilma Aparecida Paschoal, Lair Zambon, Mônica Corso Pereira

Journal: J Bras Pneumol. ;33(6):747-51.

 

Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome was described in 1989 in patients who presented progressive and incapacitating myalgia and eosinophilia in blood, fluids and secretions. Most patients report previous L-tryptophan intake. Respiratory manifestations are found in up to 80% of the cases, ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2008

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The terms "Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS) caused by L-tryptophan product and toxic oil syndrome (TOS) caused by denatured rape-seed oil].
 

Author(s): Tamio Maitani, Hiroshi Saitoh

Journal: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2009 Dec;50(6):279-91.

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2010

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