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Eosinophilia Myalgia


Synonyms of Eosinophilia Myalgia
  • Eosinophilic Myalgia
  • L-Tryptophan Disease
  • Toxic oil syndrome
  • Tryptophan Disease
  • Tryptophan Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome is associated with the ingestion of large amounts of contaminated L-tryptophan, a dietary supplement often sold in health food stores. The contaminant remains unknown. It is a disease of abrupt onset causing severe, disabling, chronic muscle pain, skin symptoms and other neurotoxic reactions . Diagnosis is not easy and depends on finding unusually high levels of eosinophils (circulating white blood cells) over a period of at least six months.

    Organizations related to Eosinophilia Myalgia
    • Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED)
      2937 Bayberry Dr.
      Buffalo Grove IL 60089
      Phone #: 847-793-0071
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: ellyn@curedfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.curedfoundation.org
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • National Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Network
      Jann Heston, President
      Lexington OH 44904-1212
      Phone #: 614-583-5720
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: NEMSN2005@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.NEMSN.org



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