Central nervous system
Disease involvement in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Autopsy[edit | edit source]
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.
Brain imaging[edit | edit source]
- Brains of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder - New York Times: Well (2014)
Cytokines[edit | edit source]
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)
Neuropathological findings[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]