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Fatigue as a first-time presenting symptom: management by family doctors and one year follow-up.

  title={Fatigue as a first-time presenting symptom: management by family doctors and one year follow-up.},
  author={Eliezer Kitai and Gari Blumberg and David Levy and Avivit Golan-Cohen and Shlomo Vinker},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={14 9},
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common complaint in primary care and has a broad differential diagnosis, making the approach complex and often ineffective. OBJECTIVES To follow the course of adults without a significant known background disease who complain of fatigue for the first time, and to characterize the family physician's approach. METHODS The study population comprised a random sample of 299 patients aged 18-45 who presented with fatigue as a first-time single complaint to their family… Expand
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