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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.


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


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


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


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


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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