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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 15;45(6):732-5. Epub 2007 Aug 6.

Postinfective fatigue syndrome is not associated with altered cytokine production.

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  • 1School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. ute@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

Peripheral blood specimens and clinical data were obtained over a 12-month period from subjects in the Dubbo Infection Outcomes Study to examine cytokine production in postinfective fatigue syndrome. Ex vivo production of 8 cytokines was examined in 22 case patients and in 42 control subjects who recovered promptly. No significant differences were found. Ongoing production of the cytokines examined does not play a role in postinfective fatigue syndrome.

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