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Majority of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome fail to receive proper care in ED

Patients presenting to the ED with chronic fatigue syndrome may receive inappropriate care due to a widespread misunderstanding of this condition among health care workers, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Despite being one of the most common chronic conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome remains one of the most difficult to diagnose, due in part to the loose confederation of nonspecific symptoms associated with this condition, including fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and insomnia. Like related disorders, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue remains shrouded in uncertainty, most notably among general practitioners and physicians unaccustomed to seeing it.

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