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Ten Discoveries about the Biology of CFS

Monday 17 November 2008

ProHealthHere’s a summary of an article by Dr Anthony Komaroff, MD that outlines physical aspects of ME/CFS. The article was originally published in the Summer 2008 issue of CFIDS Chronicle, a quarterly publication of the CFIDS Association of America.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is not a form of depression, and many patients with CFS have no diagnosable psychiatric disorder.

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There’s a state of chronic, low-grade immune activation in CFS.

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There’s substantial evidence of poorly functioning natural killer (NK) cells—white blood cells important in fighting viral infections.

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Abnormalities in the white matter of the brain have been found in CFS patients using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

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Abnormalities in brain metabolism, as indicated by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET), have been discovered [see news article here].

The full list can be found here:

ProHealth: Ten Discoveries about the Biology of CFS

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