Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ME/CFS/SEID: It goes by many aliases, but its blood-chemistry signature

 

 a burst of insight into SEID's physiological substrate came only months ago when Stanford neuroradiologist Mike Zeineh, MD, PhD, working with patients from Montoya's registry, found that they shared a pattern of white-matter loss in specific parts of the brain. The discovery drew a great deal of attention in the press as well as the CFS community. (See our news release about that study for details.)

Now a high-profile, multi-institution team including Montoya has published a study inScience Advances showing yet another physiological basis for a diagnosis of SEID: a characteristic pattern, or "signature," consisting of elevated levels of various circulating immune-signaling substances in the blood.

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