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How were subsets in other diseases identified?

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by strategist, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There are 4 types of multiple sclerosis. How was it discovered that there were 4 types?

    It's alo well known that there are two types of diabetes.
  2. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I just looked this up.


    Four disease courses have been identified in multiple sclerosis: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS)
  3. mat

    mat Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There are many types of Diabetes if you include all subclassifications of Diabetes 3. You were probably referring to Diabetes 1 and 2. At least, there is an ongoing movement in the medical community to classify rare and hereditary diseases of the sugar metabolism as well as early-onset Alzheimer's as Diabetes 3.

    Theoretically, CFS also involves pathology with glycolysis, would hence also meet the criteria.
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  4. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MS and diabetes both show differences because doctors follow a lot of different patients over the years and see how the disease progresses. They can pick out groups easily.

    ME patients are hidden from medicine.
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