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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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