oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Postviral fatigue - an update on diagnosis and management : clinical



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - October 2006 38 CLINICAL Reprinted with permission from CME June 2003 Vol. 21 No. 6 Postviral fatigue (syndrome) is a common disorder characterised by debilitating fatigue and a plethora of neurophysical symptoms and immunological manifestations. The disorder, if it is indeed a single entity, has been recognised throughout history, and known by many names.1 Spracklen2 has documented the history of the syndrome. History of postviral fatigue syndrome 'The vapours' Neurasthenia 'Effort syndrome' Hyperventilation syndrome Epidemic neurochemical sensitivity syndrome Chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome Postviral fatigue syndrome 'Yuppie flu' Myalgic encephalomyelitis Hypoglycaemia The syndrome has been recognised as ..


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