Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Relevance of FM test to CFS/ME

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Richie, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Richie

    Richie Senior Member

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    Can anyone comment on these tests? They are for FM but low stimulus elicited cytokines are found in many (most) ME/CFS.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Unique immunologic patterns in fibromyalgia

    I would also appreciate comments on this plasma based FM test:

    http://melissacongdonmd.com/2013/03...of-a-new-blood-test-to-diagnose-fibromyalgia/

    “High plasma levels of MCP-1 and eotaxin provide evidence for an immunological basis of fibromyalgia.” MCP-1 and eotaxin are types of cytokines and chemokines. This study found that these two proteins were elevated in the blood of people with fibromyalgia, and when 2 additional cytokines (tumor necrosis factor alpha and interferon gamma) "

    The tests contrast re IFN gamma and MCP 1.with low elicited and high plasma levels.

    Does anyone know of any explanation, similar findings in CFS/ME, sub group or stage of illness relevance?
     
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