Dyspnea

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Dyspnea, also called air hunger or shortness of breath, is a symptom of ME/CFS.

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 79.2% - 83.5% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 reported dyspnea after exertion.[1]
  • Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 30-70% for shortness of breath.[2]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

Exertional dyspnea is noted as a symptom of the autonomic nervous system in the Canadian Consensus Criteria, and is included in the criteria for diagnosis of CFS.[3]

It is also included in the criteria for diagnosis in the International Consensus Criteria, under Energy production/transportation impairments.[4]

It is not described in any other definitions.

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