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Activin B is a novel biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) diagnosis: a cross sectional study

Lidbury, Brett; Kita, Badia; Lewis, Don; Hayward, Susan; Ludlow, Helen; Hedger, Mark P; de Kretser, David M


BACKGROUND: Investigations of activin family proteins as serum biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). CFS/ME is a disease with complex, wide-ranging symptoms, featuring persistent fatigue of 6 months or longer, particularly post exertion. No definitive biomarkers are available. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational study of CFS/ME patients fulfilling the 2003 Canadian Consensus Criteria, in parallel with healthy non-fatigued controls, was conducted....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Translational Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/s12967-017-1161-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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