Austin Darragh

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Professor Dr. Austin Darragh, (d. 4 October 2015) was physician and an adjunct professor in the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland. He established the clinical research company, ICP, and was a founder of the Irish Cancer Society. In his later years, he practiced privately as a physician, and was particularly interested chronic fatigue syndrome.[1]

Dr. Darragh is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria.[2]

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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