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Dyspnea, also called air hunger or shortness of breath, is a symptom of ME/CFS.

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 1995, Katrina Berne, PhD, reported a prevalence of 30-70% for shortness of breath.[1]
  • 2001, In a Belgian study, 79.2% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 83.5% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported exertional dyspnea.[2]

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2012, Dyspnea in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Comparison of Two Prospective Cross-Sectional Studies.[5] - (Full Text)

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