Immune and hemorheological changes in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Brenu E. W., Staines D. R., Baskurt O. K., Ashton K. J., Ramos S. B., Christy R. M., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, vol.8, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a multifactorial disorder that affects various physiological systems including immune and neurological systems. The immune system has been substantially examined in CFS with equivocal results, however, little is known about the role of neutrophils and natural killer (NK) phenotypes in the pathomechanism of this disorder. Additionally the role of erythrocyte rheological characteristics in CFS has not been fully expounded. The objective of this present study was to determine deficiencies in lymphocyte function and erythrocyte rheology in CFS patients.