Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: New Evidence Of Immune Role

Scientist using a microscope

By  in Medical News Today.

Researchers recently investigated the immune system’s role in chronic fatigue syndrome in unprecedented depth. The findings might help design future treatments.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a mysterious condition.

The main symptom of CFS is extreme and often unrelenting fatigue. Others include muscle and joint pain, sleep issues, and flu-like symptoms.

Researchers do not yet know what causes CFS. Suggestions include viral or bacterial infection, changes in the immune system, hormone imbalance, and mental health conditions.

 

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