Sunday, December 05, 2010

Two Sad but Interesting Statistics in M.E / CFS

³In a nine year study of 177 patients only 12% reported recovery.²

REF: Pheley AM, Melby D, Schenck C, Mandel J, Peterson PK. Can we predict
recovery in chronic fatigue syndrome? Minn Med 1999 Nov;82(11):52-56.

³Other studies suggest that less than 10% of patients return to premorbid
levels of functioning.²

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