Chronic fatigue: electromyographic & neuropathological evaluation

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Single fibre electromyography of extensor digitorum communis muscle

(EDC) was performed on 35 patients with chronic fatigue, the

majority of whom also had creatine kinase estimation and

biopsy of EDC. The subjects were categorised as having an

acute-onset post-viral fatigue syndrome, a non-specific

chronic fatigue or possible muscle disease in view of

pronounced myalgia. Of 11 subjects who had myalgia as a

significant symptom, abnormalities in fibre density were found

in 6, and 5 of these had some non-specific abnormalities on

muscle biopsy, with creatine kinase levels being normal in all

cases. Fibre density estimation may be a useful way of

identifying a subgroup of chronic fatigue sufferers with a

possible primary muscle disorder.

Connolly S, Smith DG, Doyle D, Fowler CJ

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