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    Altered Fatty Acid Oxidation in Lymphocyte Populations of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Maya et al, 2023)

    Abstract Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling multisystem illness in which individuals are plagued with fatigue, inflammatory symptoms, cognitive dysfunction, and the hallmark symptom, post-exertional malaise. While the cause of this disease remains...
  2. Pyrrhus

    Summary of NK and T cell discussions

    Since scientific studies on the lymphocytes called Natural Killer (NK) cells and CD8+ T cells in ME have provided conflicting results, I just wanted to start a thread to summarize in one place all discussions on this issue. Hopefully, by listing all discussions in one place, it will be easier...
  3. Jwarrior77

    Swollen Lymph Nodes Poll

    So since getting sick over a year ago I've developed swollen Lymph nodes in my neck. Now I know this is very common in ME/CFS. However most people I encounter have painful lymph nodes that come and go. Their lymph nodes are also usually enlarged on both sides of their neck. My swollen Lymph...
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    Screening NK-, B- and T-cell phenotype and function in patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndr

    I concluded decades ago something was wrong with Tcell function. Levamisole improves Tcell function.