Year: 2016 Source: The Lancet.(2016).387(10028):1596Ð1597.doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00270-1 SIEC No: 20160320

The risk of dying is increased in many illnesses, but the mortality associated with chronic fatigue syndrome is relatively unexplored. In The Lancet, Emmert Roberts and colleagues 1 report results from a case register study that linked the clinical details of more than 2000 people with chronic fatigue syndrome presenting to a specialist clinic (in London and the south of England) with mortality outcomes over 7 years.