Temperature sensitivity, or intolerance to the heat or cold, occurs commonly as a symptom in ME/CFS.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 53.9% - 58.7% of the 2073 patients in a Belgian study of 2001 reported symptom exacerbation in extremes of temperature.
- Katrina Berne reports a prevalence of 75-80% for heat/cold intolerance.
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
- Temperature intolerance is featured in the International Consensus Criteria
- In the London criteria, sensitivity to both heat and cold is mentioned under the criteria of periods of impaired circulation compatible with autonomic dysfunction.
Potential causes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 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
- 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
- London Criteria