Post Edited (Traveler) : 6/27/2010 2:59:44 PM (GMT-6)
" ... the presence of persistent organism directly in the CNS however may not
necessarily be required for the induction of cytokines and sickness
symptoms as research in other animal models has demonstrated
that peripheral inflammation alone can trigger the brain cytokine
system via afferent neural pathways from the periphery to the CNS"
Not necessarily fun reading ... but interesting that it's theorized that cytokine activation from peripheral inflammation can cause CNS problems and may be responsible for a lot of refractory symptoms.