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Bath doctor leads child fatigue research

An expert from Bath has won 730,000 to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome in children.

The ground-breaking research will be carried out by Dr Esther Crawley, who works at the city's Mineral Water Hospital.

She will be looking to get a better understanding of the cause, treatment and prevention of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and ME in children using a prestigious fellowship and funding.

The money is from the National Institute of Heath Research, which has awarded a clinician scientist fellowship to Dr Crawley, consultant paediatrician at the hospital - whose formal name is the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.Her study will be the first to look at CFS/ME in children in such detail.