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Cytotoxic T Cell Impairment is Not a Feature of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Aug 30, 2017 8:30:02 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in chronic fatigue, customizable cytotoxic T cells, Cytotoxic T Cells


Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a debilitating condition with unknown etiology that is characterized by excessive and persistent fatigue with physical or mental exertion, often accompanied by flu-like symptoms, and not relieved by rest. Previous clinical studies suggest that infections caused by intracellular pathogens, such as Epstein-Barr virus, may elicit ME/CFS. Therefore, predisposition to the development of ME/CFS may be associated with an impairment of the immune system.

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