Chiari I Malformation and Syringomyelia in Identical Twins Discordant for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Grant Recipient: Dedra Buchwald, MD, Director, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center, University of Washington

Dates: August 1, 2000 July 31, 2001

Grant Amount: $10,900

Dr. Buchwald has performed extensive evaluations on the central nervous system function of 22 sets of identical twins. The grant contributed to funding for CINE MRIs during the period August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001 (paid December 2003). The ongoing study will help determine if there is evidence of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia or any signs of abnormal cerebral spinal fluid flow that could be related to chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia. (The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center is currently funded by NIH.)

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