Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (book)

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Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Editors James Mowbray, Rachel Jenkins
Language English
Subject Medical research
Genre Medical
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication date
Media type print
Pages 502
ISBN 978-0471938798

Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a book edited by James Mowbray and Rachel Jenkins.

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The increasing number of reported cases of post–viral fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome) has stimulated a major research effort into the cause and management of this condition. The progress of the research is charted in this comprehensive review of recent viral, biochemical, immunological and psychological findings. The presentation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of post–viral fatigue syndrome are discussed by specialists in different fields including general practice, cardiology, psychiatry, neurology and paediatrics.

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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