publication . Article . 2008

A Case Definition for Children with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Nicole Porter; Elizabeth Shelleby; Leonard A. Jason; David S. Bell; Kenny De Meirleir; Charles W. Lapp; Kathy Rowe;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Clinical medicine. Pediatrics, volume 1, page CMPed.S978 (issn: 1178-220X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
The case defi nition for chronic fatigue syndrome was developed for adults (Fukuda et al. 1994), and this case defi nition may not be appropriate for use with children and adolescents. The lack of application of a consistent pediatric defi nition for this illness and the lack of a reliable instrument to assess it might lead to studies which lack sensitivity and specifi city. In this article, a case defi nition is presented that has been endorsed by the International Association of ME/CFS.
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, RJ1-570, Evidence-based practice, Original research, Cancer genes, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Clinical science, Medical journal, Chronic fatigue syndrome, medicine.disease, Library science, Disease, business.industry, business, Encephalomyelitis
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