Saturday, December 20, 2014

Study Provides More Evidence that Gulf War Illness and CFS/ME are different

 
 
Our analysis identified a group of cytokines that identified ME and GWI cases with sensitivities of 92.5% and 64.9%, respectively. The five most significant cytokines in decreasing order of importance were IL-7, IL-4, TNF-α, IL-13, and IL-17F. When delineating GWI and ME cases from healthy controls, the observed specificity was only 33.3%, suggesting that with respect to cytokine expression, GWI cases resemble control subjects to a greater extent than ME cases across a number of parameters. 
These results imply that serum cytokines are representative of ME pathology to a greater extent than GWI and further suggest that the two diseases have distinct immune profiles despite their overlapping symptomology.
 
 

2 comments:

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS? said...

CFS, GWS, and AIDS, all syndromes, are the same collection of illnesses.

GWS is not a medical diagnosis. There is no ICD-code for it --- all those veterans' get ICD-coded "CFS."

ME is a disease --- different from CFS:GWS.

Join us on Facebook: "Gulf War Illness: Save Our Service Members."

Www.cfsstraighttalk.blogspot.com

Or simply google "CFS STRAIGHT TALK"

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS? said...

CFS, GWS, and AIDS, all syndromes, are the same collection of illnesses.

GWS is not a medical diagnosis. There is no ICD-code for it --- all those veterans' get ICD-coded "CFS."

ME is a disease --- different from CFS:GWS.

Join us on Facebook: "Gulf War Illness: Save Our Service Members."

Www.cfsstraighttalk.blogspot.com

Or simply google "CFS STRAIGHT TALK"