Temperature sensitivity

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Temperature sensitivity, or intolerance to the heat or cold, occurs commonly as a symptom in ME/CFS.

Prevalence[edit]

  • 53.9% - 58.7% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 reported symptom exacerbation in extremes of temperature.[1]
  • Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 75-80% for heat/cold intolerance.[2]

Symptom recognition[edit]

Potential causes[edit]

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. Berne, Katrina (1 Dec 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915 
  3. London Criteria


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