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Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, and insomnia, which can result in reduced participation in daily activities.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Topics

General Information

An overview of Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)...

Causes

Risk factors, triggering factors, possible causes...

Diagnosis

Clinical evaluation, diagnostic criteria...

CFS Case Definition

The 1994 International Case Definition of CFS - How was it developed?

Symptoms

Primary and secondary symptoms, clinical course...

Management

Managing and coping with CFS, therapies...

CFS Toolkit

The CFS Toolkit is a quick and easy-to-use resource for patients and healthcare providers. It provides the best practices for diagnosing, treating, and managing CFS.

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