Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling disorder that poses a significant personal and economic burden for patients, their families, and the community. It is increasingly recognized that CFS is prevalent in children and adolescents.1,2 In the young, the disability associated with CFS can be exacerbated by the effect of the illness on emotional and social aspects of development including social learning, autonomy, a sense of self, a healthy body image, relationships, sexuality, and academic development.3
Vollmer-Conna U. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Adolescence: Where to From Here? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(9):880–881. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.149
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