Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a disorder characterized by unexplained profound fatigue that is worsened by exertion. The fatigue is accompanied by cognitive dysfunction and impairment of daily functioning that persists for more than 6 months. ME/CFS is a biological illness, not a psychological disorder. The exact pathogenesis is unknown. Commonalities between ME/CFS and so-called "long COVID" have heightened interest in the condition. Recently, consensus recommendations for diagnosis and management were released.
Are you familiar with the latest guidance for recognizing, diagnosing, and treating patients with ME/CFS? Make sure your knowledge of this challenging condition is current with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) - Medscape - Jan 01, 2022.