The presence of crimson crescents in the mouth
Get your doctor to look for crimson crescents in the the mouth and throat. This is an indicator of HHV-6 infection and other viral infections. Dr. Burke A. Cunha, Chief of the Infectious Disease Division of Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York, has discovered arch-shaped, bright red, membrane tissue in the back of CFS patients' mouths. Located on both inner sides of the mouth next to the back molars, these "crimson crescents," as Dr. Cunha calls them, intensify in color as the patient's condition worsens, and fade as the patient improves.
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