Chronic fatigue syndrome

5 Interesting Facts of Chronic fatigue syndrome

  1. Clinically defined by severe, disabling fatigue and a combination of symptoms that prominently feature self-reported impairments in concentration and short-term memory, sleep disturbances, and musculoskeletal pain
  2. Impaired memory or concentration; absence of cognitive dysfunction will exclude the diagnosis
  3. Other symptoms can include tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes, muscle pain, joint pain, and headaches
  4. Symptoms must be present for at least 6 months; diagnosis based on clinical features
  5. Diagnosis of exclusion; differentiated based on history and physical examination

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