Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Insomnia disorder
  • Depression
  • Iron-deficiency anaemia
  • Iron deficiency without anaemia
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • EBV infection
  • Influenza infection
  • Medicine-induced fatigue
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Drug dependence
  • HIV infection
  • Acute myocardial ischaemia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • COPD
  • Tuberculosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Stroke

Uncommon

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Addison's disease
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Lyme disease
  • Brucellosis
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vitamin D deficiency (osteomalacia)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Underlying malignancy (non-lymphoma)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/systemic exertion intolerance disease
  • Chronic idiopathic fatigue
  • Heavy metal toxicity

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Bernard Favrat

Associate Professor

University of Lausanne

Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine

Lausanne

Switzerland

Disclosures

BF has received study grants and lecture/consultant fees from Vifor Pharma and Pierre Fabre Médicament. BF is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Jacques Cornuz

Associate Director

University Hospital of Lausanne

Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine

Lausanne

Switzerland

Disclosures

JC is an author of a reference cited in this monograph.

Dr Bernard Favrat and Dr Jacques Cornuz would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Idris Guessous and Dr Baptiste Pedrazzini, previous contributors to this monograph. IG is an author of a reference cited in this monograph. BP declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

General Practitioner

Dr Moulds and Partners

Laindon Health Centre

Laindon

Essex

UK

Disclosures

CM has received an NHS salary greater than 6 figures USD. CM declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Neurosciences

UMDNJ

New Jersey Medical School

Newark

NJ

Disclosures

BN declares that he has no competing interests.

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