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ME/CFS: evidence for an autoimmune disease

Review Abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Evidence for an autoimmune disease by Franziska Sotznya, Julià Blancob, Enrica Capellid, Jesús Castro-Marrerof, Sophie Steinera, Modra Murovskag, Carmen Scheibenbogen in Autoimmun Rev. 2018 Apr 7. pii: S1568-9972(18)30088-0. [Epub ahead of print] Highlights … Continue reading

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Immunoadsorption to remove ß2 adrenergic receptor antibodies in CFS/ME

Research abstract: Immunoadsorption to remove ß2 adrenergic receptor antibodies in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME, by Carmen Scheibenbogen, Madlen Loebel, Helma Freitag, Anne Krueger, Sandra Bauer, Michaela Antelmann, Wolfram Doehner, Nadja Scherbakov, Harald Heidecke, Petra Reinke, Hans-Dieter Volk, Patricia Grabowski in … Continue reading

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Is CFS/ME autoimmune & inflammatory?

VeryWell blog post, by Adrienne Dellwo [Reviewed by a board-certified physician], 8 July 2016: Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Autoimmune & Inflammatory? What We Know About It You still hear that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a “mystery illness,” but the nature … Continue reading

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POTS, CFS and reactions to vaccines

Review article: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of the autonomic nervous system in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate or tachycardia (30 bpm within … Continue reading

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A proposal for treatment of harmful auto-antibodies in auto-immune disorders

Research abstract: The hypothesis proposed is that functional disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa are caused by auto-antibodies to neuronal proteins induced by molecular mimicry with microbial antigens. The age incidence of these conditions, … Continue reading

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Cancer doctor Dagfinn Øgreid has treated ME patients with rituximab

Blog article: Offers private ME treatment with cancer drugs – scientists react, by Anne Grete Storvik, Nov 23 2015 in Dagensmedicin [ translated by Google translate] A private clinic in Sandnes offers treatment for ME with the cancer drug rituximab. Patients pay … Continue reading

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Elevated autoantibodies found in CFS subgroup

Research highlights: β adrenergic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptor autoantibodies are elevated in a subset of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Elevated autoantibodies in CFS correlate with elevated IgG1-3 subclass levels, thyreoperoxidase and ANA antibodies and T cell activation. In … Continue reading

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Autoimmune disorders in patients with POTS

Research abstract: Objective: In recent years, there have been a number of studies suggesting that POTS may have an autoimmune etiology. This study examined whether the prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), other markers of autoimmunity and co-morbid autoimmune disorders is … Continue reading

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CFS in Northern Italy

Research abstract: In this study we analyzed the clinical features of a population of Italian patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) diagnosed according to the CDC-1994 criteria. The aim was to investigate CFS patients and their relatives, in order to … Continue reading

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Rituximab interviews

Two Norwegian scientists, Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella, who have been researching the effects of an anti-lymphoma drug called Rituximab on people with ME/CFS, talked about their work on the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire programme ‘Naked Scientists’ on Sunday, 22 March. … Continue reading

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