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A Possible Cell Membrane Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Syndrome X

  • Walter S. Watson
  • Abhijit Chaudhuri
  • Georgina T. McCreath
  • Peter O. Behan
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 213)

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a common disorder characterized by symptoms of persistent and overwhelming fatigue lasting for 6 months or more in the absence of any other illness. There are a number of other non-specific symptoms such as muscle pain, headache and post-exertional malaise. The diagnosis of CFS is based on criteria laid down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, USA) [1], and is essentially one of exclusion of all other possible causes for fatigue.

Keywords

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Indirect Calorimetry Rest Energy Expenditure Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Body Cell Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter S. Watson
  • Abhijit Chaudhuri
  • Georgina T. McCreath
  • Peter O. Behan

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