CFS Associazione Italiana onlus

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CFS Associazione Italiana onlus is an Italian patient association for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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  • Create awareness on the severity and spread of the disease
  • Offer patients support, understanding and friendship
  • Provide patients with relevant information on national reference centers to turn to for a consultation and treatment
  • Disseminate scientific material in order to increase knowledge of C.F.S. between health care professionals
  • Internationally promoting a network of collaboration with doctors and researchers who study C.F.S. and diseases related to it
  • Develop in our country an awareness campaign about the disease, based on the activity of international organizations[1]

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The association was founded in Udine in 1991 by Prof. Umberto Tirelli, Director of the Department of Medical Oncology - Head of the Division of Medical Oncology, the first in Italy to experience cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[1]

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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