I found the low CD57+ interesting. I have only heard of it in reference to Lyme a la the Stricker panel. If your CD57+ is low supposedly that's a sign of having Lyme. Do I have that right?
When I was in a period of feeling better before the end of April, mine was 138, the highest my CFS specialist said he had ever seen. He said that means I don't have Lyme anymore. It has been steadily rising over the last couple of years. Of course now I've been bedridden again since end of April. My CD57+ has not been retested since then, so I don't know if it has also plummeted.
So does this mean CD57+ is not specific to any particular microbe, but rather that it is a general guage of the robustness of your immune system? If so, for me it's not indicative of the progression of my disease whatever that disease may be. (I'm enrolled in a WPI study through my doc and have now been waiting 10 months for my results, so have no idea if I'm XMRV+ or not.)
Would love the insight of all you brainiacs out there!