chronic fatigue syndrome

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chronic fatigue syndrome

n. Abbr. CFS
A complex of symptoms of unknown cause, marked by often severe fatigue that is present for at least six months, worsened by exertion, and unimproved by sleep, and that also includes either cognitive impairment or poor tolerance to upright activity. Symptoms also may include chronic pain and weakness, low-grade fever, headache, and swollen lymph glands. Also called chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis.

chronic fatigue syndrome

n
(Pathology) another name for myalgic encephalopathyAbbreviation: CFS

chron′ic fatigue′ syn`drome


n.
a viral disease of the immune system, usu. characterized by debilitating fatigue and flu-like symptoms.
[1990–95]
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(4) in diagnosing Takayasu arteritis consists of three major criteria, including the left and right mid-sub-clavian artery lesions and characteristic signs and symptoms lasting for at least 1 month and 10 minor criteria: a high ESR, carotid artery tenderness, hypertension, aortic regurgitation or annuloaortic ectasia, pulmonary artery lesion, left mid-common carotid lesion, distal brachiocephalic trunk lesion, descending thoracic aorta lesion, abdominal aorta lesion, and coronary artery lesion.
The single major criterion is presence of sclerodermatous involvement proximal to the digits, affecting limbs, face, neck, or trunk usually in a bilateral and symmetrical pattern.; the minor criteria are sclerodactyly, digital pitted scars or tissue loss of volar pads of fingertips, and bibasilar pulmonary fibrosis.4 The diagnosis is based on presence of either the major criterion or at least two of minor criteria.
* Confirmed ReA: two major and one relevant minor criteria are met/sigurni ReA: kad su ispunjena dva velika kriterijuma i relevantni mali kriterijum
If one or more major criteria or several minor criteria are present, the diagnosis should be considered and confirmatory molecular genetic testing undertaken.
Patients were invited to the preliminary clinic on the basis of having reported [greater than or equal to]1 major or [greater than or equal to] 2 minor criteria (Table 1).
Hypoplastic iris or ciliary muscle caused decreased miosis can also be seen and considered minor criteria for ocular system involvement in Ghent nosology.
Diagnosis requires a major criterion with at least two additional minor criteria. The minor criteria include a highly viscous middle ear effusion, resistance to conventional treatments for otitis media, an association with bronchial asthma, and an association with nasal polyposis.
(3) PHACES syndrome is diagnosed by the presence of a facial hemangioma >5 cm in diameter plus one major or two minor criteria involving these systems.
Table 1 : Diagnostic criteria for AOSD (Yamaguchi) [8] Major criteria Minor criteria Fever > 39[degrees]C, > 1 week Sore throat Arthralgia/ arthritis > 2 weeks or splenomegaly Lymphadenopathy Typical rash Abnormal LFT WBC > 10, 000 with > 80% PMNs and RF Negative ANA
That consistent with chronic pancreatitis can be formed with 2 major A or 1 major A + 1 major B or 1 major A + >3 minor criteria. That suggestive of chronic pancreatitis can be formed with 1 major A + <3 minor or major B + >3 minor or >5 minor criteria.
In addition to lungs, brain, skin, and conjunctivas, there are minor criteria that include tachycardia, fever, retinal changes, anuria or oliguria, sudden hematocrit and/or platelets drop, and positive fat on sputum [3].
[14], the diagnosis of a Gorlin-Goltz syndrome should be suspected when (a) one major criteria and molecular confirmation, (b) two major criteria, or (c) one major and two minor criteria are found as listed in Table 1.