A child with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is extremely tired most of the time, with no medical condition causing the tiredness.
Chronic fatigue syndrome – or CFS – means that a child is unusually, severely tired most of the time. This fatigue can’t be explained by another health condition, and it doesn’t get better when the child rests. Other terms for CFS include systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
Females are diagnosed with CFS more often than men. CFS most often affects individuals in their 40s and 50s, but it can occur to children and at any point in life. Potential complications of CFS may include: