European Journal of Rheumatology

Fatigue in rheumatic diseases


Clinic of Rheumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2015; 2: 109-113
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0029
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Fatigue is a common and important problem in many diseases including rheumatologic illnesses, and it has a negative impact on health-related quality of life. Fatigue is described as having an impact on multiple aspects of a patient’s life. There is a need for knowledge about causes of and treatments for fatigue to ensure that patient outcomes are improved. There are several effective treatment strategies available for fatigue including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. We aim to provide an overview of fatigue in rheumatologic disorders and some recommendations on its optimal management.

ISSN2147-9720 EISSN 2148-4279