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    Symptom-based clusters in people with ME/CFS: an illustration of clinical variety in a cross-sectional cohort (Vaes et al, 2023)

    Abstract Background Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex, heterogenous disease. It has been suggested that subgroups of people with ME/CFS exist, displaying a specific cluster of symptoms. Investigating symptom-based clusters may provide a better...