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Risk in chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]

A history of chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with an increased risk of certain Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and B cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma not otherwise specified.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chang, C. M.; Warren, J. L.; Engels, E. A. (2012), "Chronic fatigue syndrome and subsequent risk of cancer among elderly U.S. adults", Cancer, 118 (23): 5929–5936, doi:10.1002/cncr.27612 

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.

B cell - B lymphocyte, or a type of white blood cell, which is involved in the immune response by secreting antibodies to ward off infections. In mammals, they are mostly matured in the bone marrow.

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