What we know about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & its relevance to the practicing physician

Source: AJM 1998 Sep 28;105(3A):100S-103S

A number of recent reports have emphasized laboratory abnormalities,

clinical tests, and therapeutic approaches that appear to have

great promise in the evaluation and management of chronic

fatigue syndrome (CFS). Because of the heterogeneity of CFS,

the cost of many of these assays and procedures, and the

frequent lack of skilled consultants able to apply relevant

sophisticated procedures, the solo healthcare provider is

often left with uncertain options in patient management. This

article summarizes current approaches to patient management,

utilizing available information relevant to CFS.

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