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Immune-Modulating Agents Eyed For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sunday 13 November 2016


From Medscape:



Immune-Modulating Agents Eyed for 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'

By Miriam E. Tucker
November 11, 2016
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Fort Lauderdale, FL — The illness known as "chronic fatigue syndrome" isn't typically considered within the purview of oncology, but a chance finding in 2004 led two Norwegian oncologists on a career-consuming mission to shed light on the controversial condition.


In 2004, oncologists Øystein Fluge, MD, and Olav Mella, MD, PhD, both at Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen in Norway, were treating a patient with lymphoma who also had long-standing ME/CFS. When they gave her cytotoxic chemotherapy, including the B cell–depleting monoclonal antibody rituximab, her ME/CFS symptoms improved.


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