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Letters When will we be well again?

Covid-19 and chronic fatigue

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 30 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2922
  1. Frances M K Williams, professor of genomic epidemiology and honorary consultant rheumatologist1,
  2. Nina Muirhead, dermatology surgeon2,
  3. Carmine Pariante, professor of biological psychiatry3
  1. 1King’s College London, London SE1 7EH, UK
  2. 2Buckinghamshire NHS Trust, Amersham, UK
  3. 3Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, UK
  1. frances.williams{at}

Salisbury’s article on patients with prolonged symptoms of covid-19 should be distributed to all healthcare practitioners.1 Chronic fatigue is an important and distressing symptom in rheumatic2 and other diseases3 as well as in the complex multisystem disease myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).4 It is poorly covered in many medical school curriculums. At last there is …

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