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Fatigue (cont.)

Fatigue Prognosis

Generally, the prognosis for fatigue is good, because many of the causes are relatively easy to treat. However, the prognosis decreases if the person has difficulty in complying with treatments or has underlying conditions (for example, advanced diabetes or COPD) that are severe and slowly progress.

REFERENCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
<http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/general/diagnosis/index.html

Davis, MP, Walsh, D. Mechanisms of fatigue. J. Support. Oncol., 8:164-174, 2010>

MedicineNet.com. Fatigue.
<http://www.medicinenet.com/fatigue/article.htm>

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Julie C Haviland, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Richard Worthington, MD, Program Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James S Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC.


Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2010

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