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Eur J Pediatr. 1994 May;153(5):344-6.

Chronic fatigue: a peculiar evolution of eosinophilia myalgia syndrome following treatment with L-tryptophan in four Italian adolescents.

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Istituto di Clinica Medica I, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy.

Abstract

We describe four Italian adolescents in whom a persistent, debilitating fatigue appeared after therapeutic ingestion of products containing L-tryptophan and subsequent to the development of a transient rise in eosinophil count and severe myalgia (Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome-EMS). Their clinical picture was indistinguishable from that of the so-called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A chronic fatigue may occur after diverse triggering agents and its represents the peculiar clinical evolution of these four paediatric cases of EMS.

PMID:
8033924
DOI:
10.1007/bf01956416
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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