Thursday, December 9, 2010

Biomedical anomalies seen in ME / CFS

By: Kennedy G, Khan F, Hill A, Underwood C, Belch JJ.
Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases Research Unit, The Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Centre for Cardiovascular and Lung Biology, Division of Medical Sciences, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom.

CONCLUSIONS: Biomedical anomalies seen in adults with CFS/ME-increased oxidative stress and increased white blood cell apoptosis-can also be observed in children with clinically diagnosed CFS/ME compared with matched controls.

Unlike in their adult counterparts, however, arterial stiffness remained within the reference range in these pediatric patients.

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