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Blood Cells In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Drained Of Energy

Monday 6 November 2017

 

From New Scientist:

 

M.E. Blood
Blood cells in people with CFS seem
as listless as it can make people feel
(Photo: Mario Mitsis/Alamy)
 

Blood cells in chronic fatigue syndrome are drained of energy

By Andy Coghlan
3 November 2017
© Copyright New Scientist Ltd.

Thirteen years ago, Cara Tomas was rendered bedbound with chronic fatigue syndrome. It came on suddenly, she says, without warning signs. Even now she has good days and bad days due to the lingering effects of the disease. “A lot of people dismiss it as a psychological disease, which is a big frustration,” she says.

Tomas knows more about CFS than most. A PhD student at Newcastle University in the UK, she has just published a paper demonstrating that white blood cells in people with the disease are as listless as the people themselves often feel. “Now we’ve shown there’s a physiological difference, it could explain the whole-body fatigue shown by patients,” she says.

 

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