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 5580809. PMID 28555383.
  2. Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. "Definition of CYTOKINE". Merrian-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved February 19, 2021.