La sindrome da stanchezza cronica

Translated title of the contribution: Chronic fatigue syndrome: A review

Nicoletta Carlo-Stella, Lorenzo Lorusso, Stefano M. Candura, Mariaclara Cuccia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Chronic fatigue sindrome is a relatively unknown and underdiagnosed entity in Italy where its epidemiology remains uncertain, as well as its etiology, although it causes important disability in those affected. Classification criteria by Fukuda are available to diagnose the syndrome. Its epidemiology indicates that it is probably more frequent in Northern countries and it is described in Gulf War veterans. Etiological hypotheses include infectious diseases, immunology and neurology. Among these hypotheses sickness behavior mimes certain aspects of this syndrome and is characterized by a cytokine imbalance in the central nervous system and in the periphery. There are no valid therapies available at the moment. In the laboratory of Immunogenetics, we are constituting a biological bank of the syndrome to study the immunogenetic aspects of the disease in the hope of delucidating some of the obscure areas of its etiopathogenesis.

Translated title of the contributionChronic fatigue syndrome: A review
Original languageItalian
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume95
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: A review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Carlo-Stella, N., Lorusso, L., Candura, S. M., & Cuccia, M. (2004). La sindrome da stanchezza cronica. Recenti Progressi in Medicina, 95(11).