TNF-α and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  title={TNF-α and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome},
  author={Ronald B. Moss and Alexander Mercandetti and Aristo Vojdani},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
Based upon the clinical presentation of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), we hypothesized that proinflammatory cytokines may play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. We therefore undertook a retrospective cross-sectional study to examine the role of TNF-α in patients with CFS. Our results suggest a significant increase serum TNF-α in patients with CFS (P < 0.0001) compared to non-CFS controls. This study supports the further examination of the role of proinflammatory mediators in CFS… CONTINUE READING

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