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Table 4 Exclusionary medical and psychiatric conditions by clinical classification

From: An evaluation of exclusionary medical/psychiatric conditions in the definition of chronic fatigue syndrome

CFS (n = 213) ISF (n = 421) NF (n = 147)
Medical conditions      
Thyroid 23.81% Thyroid 26.76% Anaemia 25.00%
Diabetes 19.05% Anaemia 18.31% Thyroid 25.00%
Anaemia 9.52% Diabetes 16.90% Autoimmune 15.00%
Heart 9.52% Autoimmune 14.08% Diabetes 10.00%
Inflammatory 9.52% Inflammatory 4.23% Heart 5.00%
Arthritis 7.14% Heart 2.82% Hematologic 5.00%
Autoimmune 7.14% Kidney disease 2.82% Inflammatory 5.00%
Pulmonary 7.14% Metabolic 2.82% Kidney disease 5.00%
Kidney disease 2.38% Stroke 2.82% Metabolic 5.00%
Metabolic 2.38% Arthritis 1.41% Arthritis 0.00%
Sleep 2.38% Brain tumour 1.41% Brain tumour 0.00%
Brain tumour 0.00% Dehydration 1.41% Dehydration 0.00%
Dehydration 0.00% Pain syndrome 1.41% Liver disease 0.00%
Hematologic 0.00% Pulmonary 0.00% Pain syndrome 0.00%
Pain syndrome 0.00% Haematologic 0.00% Pulmonary 0.00%
Stroke 0.00% Liver disease 0.00% Sleep 0.00%
----------- ------------------ Sleep 0.00% Stroke 0.00%
Psychiatric conditions      
MDD/M 47.73% Substance abuse 57.35% Psychosis 50.00%
Bipolar 27.27% Bipolar 26.47% Substance abuse 50.00%
Substance abuse 22.73% MDDM 14.71% MDDM 0.00%
Psychosis 11.36% Anorexia 10.29% Bipolar 0.00%
Anorexia 2.27% Psychosis 7.35% Anorexia 0.00%
  1. CFS = chronic fatigue syndrome; ISF = insufficient fatigue; NF = non-fatigue; MDDM = major depressive disorder with melancholic features.