Low-grade fever

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Prevalence[edit]

  • 45.7% - 56.5% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 reported low-grade fever.[1]

Symptom recognition[edit]

  • In the Holmes criteria, a mild fever (oral temperature between 37.5 degrees C and 38.6 degrees C, if measured by the patient) is an optional criteria for diagnosis, under the section Minor Symptom Criteria. It also appears as an optional criteria for diagnosis under the section Minor Physical Criteria as a low-grade fever (oral temperature between 37.6° C and 38.6° C, or rectal temperature between 37.8° C and 38.8° C) that has been documented by a physician on at least two occasions, at least one month apart.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128 
  2. The 1988 Holmes Definition for CFS


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