Post-exertional symptom exacerbation

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Post-exertional symptom exacerbation or PESE is a significant increase in ME/CFS symptoms caused by over-exertion, which begins either immediately or may be delayed by hours or days.[1] PESE involves a mix of symptoms, for example exhaustion, acute flu-like symptoms, pain and worsening of other ME/CFS symptoms.[1]

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Post-exertional symptom exacerbation is defined in a number of different ways:

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When listed as a separate diagnostic criteria, post-exertional symptom exacerbation is a mandatory symptom that is required for ME/CFS to be diagnosed.[1]

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