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Gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
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    Dear Drs Kaushik, Fear, Richards, McDermott, Nuwaysir, Kellam, Harrison, Wilkinson, Tyrrell, Holgate, Kerr, and Editors at JCP,

    I hope this note finds you well. Congratulations to the Physicians and Researchers who completed such admirable work regarding the possible etiology of the CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), as they made the observations that were "consistent with a complex pathogenesis involving T...

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    • Geoffrey C Kemp, Medical Practitioner
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    Dear Editor,

    Kaushik et al.[1] have demonstrated significantly different gene expression in a small sample of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. They suggest these observations are consistent with a complex pathogenesis involving T cell activation and abnormalities of neuronal and mitochondrial function, possibly as a result of virus infection or organophosphate exposures.

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