Discovered biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome
Doctors from Stanford University have linked chronic fatigue syndrome with variations of 17 signaling proteins of the immune system known as cytokines.
Doctors from Stanford University have linked chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with variations of 17 cytokines: signaling proteins of the immune system. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The concentration of cytokines in the blood correlated with the severity of the disease. It turned out that inflammation directly affects the chronic fatigue, the causes of which scientists were trying to find about 35 years. From chronic fatigue syndrome affects at least million people in the US, and therapy of this disease has not come up. 75% of women patients, and to a greater extent the disease affects two groups of ages — teenagers from 15 to 20 years and adults 30 to 35 years.
Around the chronic fatigue syndrome was a lot of controversy — some scholars don’t even agree with the fact that this condition is a disease.
However, it was found that CFS is accompanied by inflammation, so patients are encouraged to donate blood for further diagnosis.