Cytokine storm

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A cytokine storm is an uncontrolled, sometimes life-threatening, excessive immune system response, involving very high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and widespread tissue damage.[1][2]

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Cytokine storms are not a symptom found in ME/CFS.

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  1. Guo XJ, Thomas PG (2017). "New fronts emerge in the influenza cytokine storm". Semin Immunopathol. 39 (5): 541–550. doi:10.1007/s00281-017-0636-y. PMC 5580809Freely accessible. PMID 28555383. 
  2. Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. "Definition of CYTOKINE". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved Feb 19, 2021. 

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cytokine storm - an uncontrolled, sometimes life-threatening, excessive immune response, involving very high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and widespread tissue damage.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

cytokine storm - an uncontrolled, sometimes life-threatening, excessive immune response, involving very high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and widespread tissue damage.

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