Neuroimmune model

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The neuroimmune model or neuro immune hypothesis of ME/CFS proposes that an initial infection and immune activation, which can be caused by a number of different pathogens results in "a state of chronic peripheral immune activation driven by activated O&NS pathways that lead to progressive damage of self epitopes even when the initial infection has been cleared".[1]

The ATP deficiency, inflammation and oxidative and nitrosative stress are proposed to result from this, and to be the cause of the symptoms characteristic of ME/CFS.[1]

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  • 2011, Chronic fatigue syndrome – A neuroimmunological model[2] (Full text)
  • 2013, A neuro-immune model of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome[1] (Full text)
  • 2017, The Neuroinflammatory Etiopathology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)[3] (Full text)

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