Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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(CFS; Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Definition

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by chronic, debilitating fatigue that lasts at least six months. The fatigue is not relieved by bed rest and is often made worse by physical or mental activity. It is accompanied by symptoms that are severe enough to impair or interfere with daily activities. People who have CFS perform at a significantly lower level compared to their activity prior to the onset of the illness.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Definition

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a deadly condition. It results from inhaling carbon monoxide gas (CO). CO is produced when gas, wood, charcoal, or other fuel is burned. It often builds up when fuel-burning heating and cooking devices are faulty or not properly vented. A car engine can also produce CO, as can cigarette smoking. CO is odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas. People can inhale it without knowing.

Albinism

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(Hypopigmentation; Oculocutaneous Albinism; Ocular Albinism)

Albinism – Definition

Albinism refers to a group of rare inherited disorders that are present from birth. Albinism affects the amount of pigment found in the skin, hair, and eyes. People with albinism usually have little to no pigment in their eyes, skin, and hair, but the degree of pigment loss can be quite variable. There are four types of Albinism: