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June 3, 1998

Seeking Answers to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—Reply

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(21):1697-1698. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-21-jbk0603

In Reply.—As Dr Wallace indicates there are numerous errors of fact and assumption made by Dr Loudon in his review of my book. Her challenge to his views should give cheer to the many patients whose physiological abnormalities are ignored by poorly informed or biased clinicians. Scenes in my book dramatize what Wallace finds alarming in Loudon's position: "the dismissive stance encountered by many patients with CFS" and other illnesses that may prove elusive to conventional diagnoses.