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2014 | 9 | 1 | 126-132

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Chronic fatigue syndrome in 57-year-old woman


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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained fatigue lasting for more than 6 months and accompanied by flulike symptoms. It most commonly affects women aged between 30 and 60 years. To date, clear diagnostic criteria allowing for unambiguous diagno-sis of CFS have not been established. We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with chronic fatigue syndrome in order to showcase the symptoms of this condition and propose a diagnos-tic protocol.










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  • Chair and Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, The Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 9, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, The Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 9, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, The Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 9, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Department of Biochemistry, The Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Karłowicza 24, 85-092, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Institute for Ageing and Health, The Medical School, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 4HH, Great Britain


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