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The CFIDS Association of America Applauds Research Presenting Clearer Picture of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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By Press Release by The CFIDS Association • www.ProHealth.com • October 11, 1999


(Charlotte, NC)In the 1980s, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was portrayed as the "yuppie flu," a relatively rare condition that affected mostly upper middle class white professionals. Now researchers at DePaul University have shattered that image. A paper published in the October 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reports that as many as 800,000 people nationwide may suffer from CFS, twice the number previously estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And those at greatest risk are not who you would think. The study, which used a random sample of individuals in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse inner-city community, paints a very different picture of how race,social class and gender may impact an individual's chances of developing CFS. "For years, this medical condition has been marginalized and misunderstood," says Kim Kenney, Executive Director of The Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Association of America. "This crucial piece of research presents a new 'face' for CFS. The high prevalence coupled with the fact that only 10% of those identified in the study had previously been diagnosed makes this illness a priority for redoubled research and education efforts by government and academic institutions." There is no known cure for CFS, which also is called chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Symptoms include debilitating fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and may be worsened by physical or mental activity, impairment of short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle and joint pain and headaches. Symptoms must be present for more than six months without any other medical explanation. Individuals with CFS function at a substantially lower level of activity than before onset of the illness, and many are unable to continue holding jobs, attending school or caring for themselves or family members. The CFIDS Association of America, Inc. is the nation's leading organization working to conquer chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). Since 1987, the Association has invested more than $8.5 million ineducation, public policy and research programs in its efforts to bring an end to the suffering caused by the condition. The full text of the study has been posted on the Archives of Internal Medicine web site at www.archinternmed.com

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The CFIDS Association of America
Advocacy, Information, Research and Encouragement for the CFIDS Community
PO Box 220398
Charlotte NC 28222-0398
Voice Mail: 800/442-3437
Fax: 704/365-9755
WWW: http://www.cfids.org
General E-mail: cfids@cfids.org

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Renee Brehio
media@cfids.org
800/442-3437



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