ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Neuro-inflammation II: The Kynurenine Pathway in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

The Neuroinflammation Man: Jarred Younger on Inflammation, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dear Dr. Collins: I’m Disabled. Can the N.I.H. Spare a Few Dimes?

Finding Joy in Every Day

SURVEY RESULTS: What Triggered Your Illness?

7 Things I Have Learned From Having a Chronic Illness

Can Botanicals Beat Brain Fog & Fibrofog?

Rituximab – Promising Effects

Underlying Keys to Recovery and Overcoming Obstacles

CONFERENCE REPORT: Invest in ME 10th Annual Conference, 2015

 
Print Page
Email Article

An elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine profile in multiple chemical sensitivity

  [ 8 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By T.M. Dantofta et al. • www.ProHealth.com • December 4, 2013


By T.M. Dantofta et al.

Abstract

Background- Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a medically unexplained condition characterized by reports of recurrent unspecific symptoms attributed to exposure to low levels of common volatile chemicals. The etiology of MCS is poorly understood, but dysregulation of the immune system has been proposed as part of the pathophysiology.

Objective- To compare plasma levels of cytokines in Danish MCS individuals with a healthy, sex- and age-matched control group.

Method- Blood samples were obtained from 150 un-exposed MCS individuals and from 148 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Plasma concentrations of 14 cytokines, chemokines and growth and allergen-specific IgE were measured. All participants completed a questionnaire including questions on MCS, psychological distress, morbidities and medication use at the time of the study.

Results- Plasma levels of interleukin-1beta, -2, -4, and -6 were significantly (P <0.001) increased in the MCS group compared with controls, tumor necrosis factor-alpha was borderline significantly (p = 0.05) increased and interleukin-13 was significantly decreased.

Conclusion- MCS individuals displayed a distinct systemic immune mediator profile with increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and interleukin-2 and inverse regulation of Th2 associated cytokines interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 suggestive of low-grade systemic inflammation, along with a deviating Th2-associated cytokine response not involving IgE-mediated mechanisms.

SourceDantofta, T.M. , J. Elberlinga, S. Brixb, P.B. Szecsic, S. Vesterhauged, S. Skovbjerga. An elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine profile in multiple chemical sensitivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 24 November, 2013. 




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing