Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate


Canadian clinician Byron Hyde reported in the fall 1989 issue of his newsletter to sufferers, “To my knowledge, there are only five diseases that have a pathological low sedimentation level: myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME also called CFS), sickle-cell anemia, hereditary sperocytosis, hyper-gammaglobulinemia, hyper-fibrogenemia.. Reduced sedimentation rate suggests induced Haemoglobinopathy. (Dr. Paul Cheney). Dr. Cheney has stated that this is found in most ME/CFS patients he has seen.


  • Test for Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The rate is usually very low or zero in ME patients.


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