L Tryptophan Disease

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  • EMS
  • eosinophilia myalgia
  • eosinophilic myalgia
  • L-tryptophan illness
  • tryptophan disease
  • tryptophan disorder
  • poisonous oil syndrome

Problem Class

  • None

General Discussion
Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS) is connected with the intake of contaminated L-tryptophan, a nutritional supplement often marketed in health food stores. The impurity continues to be unknown. It is a disease of abrupt beginning triggering serious, disabling, persistent muscle tissue pain, skin signs and symptoms and also other neurotoxic reactions. Diagnosis is not easy and depends on locating abnormally high degrees of eosinophils (circulating white blood cells) over a duration of a minimum of six months.