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How does cfs affect children?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Variously: Children are not a common population subtype to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, but i assume they are prone just as adults. The underlying cause must be sought out and treated accordingly. The way it affects children varies, but physical symptoms - fatigue, weakness, malaise, somnolence may be present. Mental health - depression, slowiness, academic worsening may all be present.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
CFS???: Please rephrase your question since cfs is not a typical abbreviation. CF is an abbreviation for cystic fibrosis.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Usually unaffected: If you mean chronic fatigue syndrome , young children are unaffected.Teen agers may sometime mimiccfs after a bout of mono.
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