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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in children and adolescents is a complicated condition that can be challenging for everyone involved. This page contains printer-friendly factsheets with information about child and adolescent CFS specifically for healthcare professionals, parents, and education professionals.

CFS in children and adolescents can be difficult to diagnose and manage. This factsheet offers information intended for healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners) on topics such as helping patients reduce symptoms, understanding how CFS affects children or adolescents in school, and communicating with schools.

When a child or adolescent has CFS, it can be very challenging for both the child and parents. This factsheet offers information for parents (or guardians) that can help them deal with the ways CFS may be affecting their child.

CFS can affect a child or adolescent’s experience at school. This factsheet provides information for education professionals such as teachers, guidance counselors, and other school staff about supporting students with CFS and other chronic conditions in the school environment.


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