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Table 2 Main characteristics of individuals included in the study

From: HERV-K and HERV-W transcriptional activity in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Participants (#)Age
Median (max, min)
Gender (%)Time of disease
Median (max, min)
Detection of HERV activitya
MFHKHW
ME/CFSs (25)49.7 (22–59)24%76%15.3 (2.8–40)100%100%
ME/CFSm (75)43.5 (18–60)25.4%74.6%9.5 (0.2–33.7)86.6%96%
Controls (70)43.8 (18–60)25.7%74.3%85.7%97%
  1. aQualitatively