Central nervous system
Disease involvement in ME/CFS
ME/CFS patient autopsies have shown changes to the spinal cord.
- Sophia Mirza's autopsy showed her spine contained massive infection.
- Lynn Gilderdale had ganglionitis which is an infection of dorsal root ganglia of her spine, typical for a neurological illness.
- Brains of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder - New York Times: Well (2014)
Cytokines, found in spinal fluid, are increasingly found to be altered in ME/CFS patients and there are several studies by Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig with the Microbe Discovery Project. See: Cytokine (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome section)