South Korea

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South Korea, known officially as the Republic of Korea

Incidence[edit | edit source]

A 2001 study found the incidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as 0.6% of the population who visited community-based primary care clinics in South Korea.[1]

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, Prevalence of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in Korea: community-based primary care study[1] - (Full text)
  • 2020, Systematic review of randomized controlled trials for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)[2] - (Full text)

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  1. 1.01.1 Kim, Cheol Hwan; Shin, Ho Cheol; Won, Chang Won (2005), "Prevalence of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in Korea: community-based primary care study", J Korean Med Sci, 20 (4): 529-34, doi:10.3346/jkms.2005.20.4.529, PMID 16100439 
  2. Kim, Do-Young; Lee, Jin-Seok; Park, Samuel-Young; Kim, Soo-Jin; Son, Chang-Gue (Dec 2020). "Systematic review of randomized controlled trials for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)". Journal of Translational Medicine. 18 (1): 7. doi:10.1186/s12967-019-02196-9. ISSN 1479-5876. PMC 6943902Freely accessible. PMID 31906979. 

randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.

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.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - 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.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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