More than 500 peer-reviewed articles have been published demonstrating a wide variety of physiological abnormalities in patients with “chronic fatigue syndrome” (a broader condition that currently encompasses patients with the more specifically defined condition of myalgic encephalomyelitis).
To read the citations and a brief description of each article, please click on the topic links below.
The full abstract for each article can be easily found by typing the PMID number into the PubMed search engine.
A PDF summary (238 pages) provides the same information presented at the links but in an easily printable format.
Please note that most of the studies presented here focus on “CFS” or “ME/CFS” patients rather than M.E. patients, and therefore that the samples tend to be diluted with individuals who are only mildly ill or who may have totally different conditions.
While many abnormalities obviously have been found even in these broad groups of patients, the few studies that have focused on M.E. patients have almost always demonstrated much more alarming abnormalities with much stronger effect sizes.
A priority for those concerned about this disease thus may be to make certain that more research looking specifically at M.E. patients (especially severely ill M.E. patients) takes place.
References presented in this section were last updated on April 4, 2016. Newer articles will be added soon – please sign up for email updates from this website to be informed when that occurs.
Symptoms & Labs
Updated April 4, 2016
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