ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
Review
Fatigue in rheumatic diseases
1 Clinic of Rheumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol 2015; 2: 109-113
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0029
Key Words: Fatigue, rheumatic disease, quality of life, inflammation
Abstract

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.

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