By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Research.
The immune system in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has been kind of like a mirage in the desert. Given the way the disease starts and its symptom presentation – so close to the “sickness behavior” produced during an infection – it seems that the immune system must be a major player in this illness.
Like a mirage in the desert, though, the powerful drivers of the immune system – the cytokines – seem to slip through our grasp again and again. Interesting findings pop only to be dashed by another study.
Thirty plus years of study have left us – according to several immune reviews – with precious little solid ground. A recent review, however, suggested that larger studies were finally producing more consistent results.
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