Presence of 8 of the 11 symptoms listed –or- Presents of 6 of the 11 symptoms and 2 of the signs listed
Recurrent sore throat
Painful lymph nodes
Prolonged fatigue after exercise
Sudden onset of symptom complex
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Low grade fever
Palpable or tender lymph nodes.
Adapted from homes et. al.
Reprinted with permission of The CFIDS Association of America, Inc. November, 1993
“It should be noted that many leading CFIDS researchers feel the CDC criteria is too strict and therefore too exclusionary. A new, less rigorous definition would probably be more appropriate.”
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