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Patients with FM & CFS show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls

Patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls, by Nina Groven, Egil A Fors, Solveig KlæboReitan, in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity [Available online 7 June 2019] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.06.010 Highlights CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia share common features of … Continue reading

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Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in CFS patients

Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, by Jose G. Montoyaa, Tyson H. Holmes, Jill N. Anderson, Holden T. Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Ian J. Valencia, Lily Chu, Jarred W. Younger, Cristina M. Tato, and Mark M. … Continue reading

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Links found between the immune system and mental illness

When we are exposed to an infection, for example influenza or a stomach bug, our immune system fights back to control and remove the infection. During this process, immune cells flood the blood stream with proteins such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), … Continue reading

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Monitoring cytokines

Cytokines have been identified as playing a key role in the dysfunction found in ME. Abstract Serum and intracytoplasmic cytokines are mandatory in host defense against microbes, but also play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases by … Continue reading

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