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Table 1 CFS/ME and NFC blood parameters

From: ERK1/2, MEK1/2 and p38 downstream signalling molecules impaired in CD56dimCD16+ and CD56brightCD16dim/− natural killer cells in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis patients

  CFS/ME (n = 14) NFC (n = 11) P value
ESR (mm/h) 7.85 ± 0.77 8.45 ± 1.44 0.700
High sensitivity C-reactive protein (mg/L) 0.99 ± 0.30 0.91 ± 0.41 0.873
White and red blood cells
 White blood cells (109/L) 5.16 ± 0.38 5.26 ± 0.41 0.860
 Lymphocytes (109/L) 1.67 ± 0.15 1.67 ± 0.13 1.000
 Monocytes (109/L) 0.32 ± 0.03 0.27 ± 0.03 0.258
 Neutrophils (109/L) 2.96 ± 0.24 3.15 ± 0.28 0.610
 Eosinophils (109/L) 0.17 ± 0.03 0.15 ± 0.03 0.647
 Basophils (109/L) 0.03 ± 0.001 0.03 ± 0.001 1.000
 Platelets (109/L) 238.54 ± 15.50 248.00 ± 18.01 0.693
 Red blood cells (1012/L) 4.55 ± 0.12 4.61 ± 0.15 0.755
 Haemoglobin (g/L) 138.85 ± 3.82 138.82 ± 4.26 0.996
 Haematocrit (%) 0.42 ± 0.01 0.41 ± 0.01 0.493
 Mean cell volume (fL) 91.62 ± 0.94 89.27 ± 0.93 0.094
Electrolytes (mmol/L)
 Sodium 137.92 ± 0.46 137.09 ± 0.53 0.249
 Potassium 4.10 ± 0.10 4.16 ± 0.12 0.702
 Chloride 100.69 ± 0.61 101.64 ± 0.65 0.301
 Bicarbonate 28.62 ± 0.63 27.27 ± 0.45 0.112
 Anion gap 8.54 ± 0.63 8.36 ± 0.64 0.845
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