CFS Patient Advocate:
ME/CFS is a complex, neuro-immune illness that is very likely infectious in nature, and is associated with profound immunological dysfunction.
There is an existing means by which this patient population can be accurately identified -the Canadian Consensus Criteria - and cytokine/NK cell panels that can identify those with these immune dysfunctions.
These patients have abnormal areas of white matter on spect scans, diastolic dysfunction, aberrant proteins in ttheir spinal fluid, viral activation, and most likely a retrovirus and perhaps more than one.
These patients lead a non-life ("a living death") for many years and then die an early death, 25 years short of average life expectancy. Read more>>