http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26082507 ADLCS being Alternatively Diagnosed Chronic Lyme Syndrome (you heard it here first!). This IDSA study found no differences in TBI infection (based on reference laboratory testing) or cytokine studies across the four groups: ADCLS, CFS, controls, and SLE. However, they did not take the rather obvious step of sending the serum of the other 3 groups to the lab that had diagnosed 12 out of 13 of the ADCLS patients. If they had done this it might actually have been an informative study, although the fact that there were no cytokine differences (apparently) between groups suggests that the CFS group was poorly characterised. I don't see how IDSA can expect people to take them seriously when they endorse such shoddy studies. Sorry, I should have put CFS in the thread title rather than ME.