The percentage of ME/CFS patients who recover is not well-studied, but there is evidence and experience to indicate that patients benefit when diagnosis and management are timely and appropriate. Some patients return to full function. Some who improve continue to experience symptoms and do not achieve pre-illness levels of function, and many who improve continue to modify their activities to remain improved or symptom-free. Some do not improve or, in fact, worsen over time. Even though more studies are needed, most experts agree that children, including teenagers, with ME/CFS have a better chance of full or partial recovery than adults
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- Page last reviewed: July 12, 2018
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