Imunovir or inosine pranobex is an immunostimulant. In a pilot study of sixteen chronic fatigue syndrome patients it increased natural killer cell activity and resulted in a clinical improvement in 60% of patients.
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- Patarca-Montero, Roberto (2014). Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Antiviral Revolution Era: What Does the Research Say?. Routledge. pp. 41–42. ISBN 9781135416294.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.