Assessment tool predicts chronic fatigue syndrome 6 months after mono

(Ann&Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) To assess risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome after mononucleosis, researchers developed and validated a scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis. In a study with 126 college students, they found that participants with a higher mononucleosis severity score had over three times the risk of meeting two or more sets of diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome after six months.
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People with the most severe mononucleosis infections were more than three times as likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome.
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