Several immune abnormalities – most notably natural killer cell dysfunction – have been identified in ME/CFS patients since the first person came down with a wrenching cold they never recovered from in the Incline Village outbreak over 25 years ago.
Several doctors regularly use antiviral and immunomodulatory drugs or supplements in their practices. Anecdotal reports of Ampligen’s effectiveness abound and interest in immunomodulatory drugs has increased since the Rituximab findings and as researchers and doctors have been better able to pinpoint abnormalities in the immune system. Few studies, however, have been done.
- Ampligen (Rintatolimod)
- Enbrel (Etanercept
- GcMaF (coming soon)
- Immunovir (Isoprinosine)
- IVIG (Intravenous Gamma Globulin Therapy)
- Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
- Nexavir (formerly Kutapressin)
- Rituximab (Rituxian)