Sinds het voorjaar van 2009 leiden een aantal jongeren, met name meisjes,
ten noorden van San Antonio aan "een mysterieuze ziekte" (ME/CVS?)
Je houd je hart vast als je denkt aan de (lange termijn-)gevolgen van
de Lake Tahoe-,
Gaat de geschiedenis zich herhalen? Ik hoop het niet.
San Antonio teens catching mysterious illness
by Sarah Lucero / KENS 5
Posted on May 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Athletic, active teenage girls who excel in school
are not who you would expect to fall victim to a debilitating and difficult to diagnose illness.
But it is happening to a group of mostly girls on the north side of San Antonio.
Most of them live along the I-10 West corridor between Camp Bullis
all the way up to Boerne.
"She never had headaches.
She was never sick or went to the doctor," said a local mother,
who prefers not to be identified because of the stigma attached to her daughter’s rare disease.
"In April 2009, she started having severe migraines," said the woman who we’ll call Cindy.
She is the mother of a 15-year-old girl with an autoimmune syndrome.
Then she discovered her daughter wasn’t the only one experiencing the illnesses.
Several of her daughter’s childhood friends were also coming down with similar unexplained symptoms.
"Primarily, these are teens between 12 to 18 or 19 years of age,"
said Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric hematology oncologist in San Antonio.
Play it again, and again and again
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A group of mostly female students aged 12 to 19 in San Antonio, Texas,
have come down with a constellation of symptoms physicians are terming unusual.
When will doctors get it that POTS is usually part of chronic fatigue syndrome and that these Texas students probably have CFS?
Perhaps when the name CFS is changed to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or something else that explains how serious this disease really is.
One bright light: The San Antonio illness is being termed "neuroimmune syndrome."
Has CDC gone to San Antonio to investigate? My bet is no.
To view the San Antonio news segment, click here.