Abstract: [Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents]

Minerva Pediatr 2002 Dec;54(6):631-7  [Article in Italian]  De Sanctis V, Mangiagli A, Campisi S, Raiola G.  UO di Pediatria ed Adolscentologia, Arcispedale S. Anna, Ferrara, Italy.

Fatigue is defined as a subjective sensation of tiredness or weariness that occurs at rest. The perception of fatigue among 12-15 years-old Italian adolescents in a school survey was about 70%. Generally the symptoms are reported after a viral illness or an infection. In adolescents with persistent or severe fatigue a selected screening evaluation to look for an underlying organic disorder is warranted. A practical diagnostic approach is given and a brief description of chronic fatigue syndrome is reported according to CDC revised diagnostic criteria published in 1997.

PMID: 12388954 [PubMed – in process]

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