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Neuroimmunomodulation. 2004;11(2):65-74.

Neuroendocrine aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Department of Medicine/Endocrinology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious health concern affecting over 800000 Americans of all ages, races, socioeconomic groups and genders. The etiology and pathophysiology of CFS are unknown, yet studies have suggested an involvement of the neuroendocrine system. A symposium was organized in March 2001 to explore the possibility of an association between neuroendocrine dysfunction and CFS, with special emphasis on the interactions between neuroendocrine dysfunction and other abnormalities noted in the immune and autonomic nervous systems of individuals with CFS. This paper represents the consensus of the panel of experts who participated in this meeting.

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