Chronic fatigue and minor psychiatric morbidity after viral meningitis: a controlled study.

  title={Chronic fatigue and minor psychiatric morbidity after viral meningitis: a controlled study.},
  author={Matthew Hotopf and Norman D Noah and Simon Wessely},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={60 5},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypotheses that patients exposed to viral meningitis would be at an increased risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome and would have an excess of neurological symptoms and physical impairment. METHODS Eighty three patients were followed up 6-24 months after viral meningitis and a postal questionnaire was used to compare outcome with 76 controls who had had non-enteroviral, non-CNS viral infections. RESULTS For the 159 patients and controls the prevalence of chronic… CONTINUE READING
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