Successful treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome with chronic febricula using the traditional Japanese medicine Shosaikoto

Takehiro Numata, Kazuki Miura, Tetsuya Akaishi, Ryutaro Arita, Kota Ishizawa, Natsumi Saito, Hiroyo Sasaki, Akiko Kikuchi, Shin Takayama, Muneshige Tobita, Tadashi Ishii

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Abstract

We herein report the case of a 14-year-old girl who had been experiencing chronic fatigue, febricula, and social withdrawal for 20 months. No notable abnormalities were identified during routine checkups at a general pediatric hospital; symptomatic treatments did not affect her condition. She was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Based on the concepts of Japanese traditional medicine, she was administered shosaikoto-based treatment. After several weeks of treatment, all of the symptoms had been dramatically alleviated, consequently resolving the issue of non-attendance at school. Shosaikotobased medication may be a therapeutic option for treating ME/CFS in patients presenting with chronic febricula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 15

Keywords

  • Chronic febricula
  • Kampo medicine
  • Late yang stage pattern
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Shosaikoto

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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