Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome

Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS) is a fatal neurological condition caused by ingestion of improperly manufactured L-tryptophan.  Impurities and/or metabolites that block histamine degradation result in peripheral blood eosinophilia and myalgia.  

In the brain, cortical and basal ganglia atrophy with diffuse white matter abnormalities may be seen.

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rID: 7290
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