ME/CFS in the Department of Medicine

Enteroviruses

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John Chia, MD, infectious diseases specialist

Many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have treatable chronic infectious diseases that need to be recognized by clinicians. The evaluation of each CFS patient needs to concentrate on the initial symptoms and the relevant information, similar to the approach for fevers of unknown origin. The clinician needs to ascertain the type of infection the patient has and support the clinical impression with the appropriate diagnostic tests. The test results are not meaningful without a detailed medical history.

A detailed medical history for each patient includes:

Clinicians need to be able to recognize the manifestation of different acute infections and the epidemiology associated with these infections.

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