Prevalence & Morbidity of Pediatric CFS

Researchers in the Netherlands collected data from general practitioners and pediatric hospitalblood-teens about children with CFS ages 1o years to 18 years. They found 111 cases of CFS per 100,000 adolescents. CFS in adolescents was accepted as a distinct diagnosis by 51 percent of all responding GPs. Nijhof et al concluded: “These data strongly suggest that adolescent CFS should be regarded as a serious illness with corresponding consequences such as delay in educationaland social development.” TIME magazine’s “Healthland” blog covered this study. (Pediatrics, Apr. 2011; open access)

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