Tired, sure, but is it from Lyme disease or chronic fatigue?

A scan of spinal fluid proteins reveals distinct signatures for two conditions

By Nathan Seppa, 14:20 PM February 24, 2011

Proteins found in the spinal fluid may serve as biomarkers to help doctors cut through the clutter of symptoms that show up in two groups of patients — those with chronic fatigue syndrome and others with lingering effects from Lyme disease. Different sets of proteins discovered in the two groups indicate these are distinct and distinguishable disorders and that both involve the central nervous system, researchers report in the February PLoS One.

“This provides strong evidence of a biologica...

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