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Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) is a world-famous US singer and actress.

Illness[edit | edit source]

"In the early 1990s, she contracted the Epstein-Barr virus and developed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which left her too exhausted to sustain her music and film careers."[1] Cher was diagnosed with CEBV (Chronic Epstein-Barr virus) and reputedly went to Brussels, Belgium for treatment and recovered.

Interviews[edit | edit source]

When asked in a BBC interview if she thought the illness was psychosomatic, Cher replied, “My experience was that it was really a physical illness — but it does make you depressed as well ... Boy, it was devastating for me.”"[2]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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