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October 1995

Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(10):943-944. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540340019008

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Abstract

One of the most vexing presenting complaints in the field of neurology, as well as other disciplines, is that of generalized fatigue and myalgia. Associated symptoms such as vague dizziness and cognitive complaints are also quite frequent. These have generally been considered under a variety of causes such as depression, fibromyalgia, fibrocytis, chronic fatigue, or postviral states. This textbook attempts, and generally succeeds, in providing a comprehensive review of pertinent current knowledge. Although the copyright date is 1991, the textbook does not seem to be out of date.

The book is divided into several sections. Each chapter has a large number of pertinent references, and both the glossary and index are extensive. There are five basic sections, with a total of 29 chapters.

The first section deals with history, epidemiology, and etiology and has an excellent overview including introduction, review of current research and practice, and a discussion of chronic

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