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Risk in chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]

A history of chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with an increased risk of certain Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and B cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma not otherwise specified.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chang, C. M.; Warren, J. L.; Engels, E. A. (2012), "Chronic fatigue syndrome and subsequent risk of cancer among elderly U.S. adults", Cancer, 118 (23): 5929–5936, doi:10.1002/cncr.27612 

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.

B cell - B lymphocyte, or a type of white blood cell, which is involved in the immune response by secreting antibodies to ward off infections. In mammals, they are mostly matured in the bone marrow.

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