Spinal Fluid Proteins Distinguish LYME Disease From ME/CFS

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SPINAL FLUID PROTEINS DISTINGUISH LYME DISEASE FROM ME/CFS

U.S.A. Dr. Steven E. Schutzer and his team of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have discovered unique proteins in the spinal fluid of ME/CFS and Lyme Disease people which suggest both conditions involve the central nervous system and that protein abnormalities in the CNS are causes and/or effects of both conditions. It was also able to distinguish those of healthy controls.

Dr. Schutzer stated that “Spinal fluid is like a liquid window to the brain” and he hoped that that the abnormalities could be used as markers for each condition and lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0017287