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"I went from 1st grade through a PhD with CFIDS. The keys are creative coping and unusual approaches to studying."

— Longterm CFIDS patient

 What causes pediatric ME/CFS?

Pediatric Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) has no known cause.  It is often triggered by a viral illness, resulting in the sudden onset of symptoms, although roughly 25% 1 of pediatric cases develop slowly over time.