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Fatigue (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Overview

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In this summary, unless otherwise stated, evidence and practice issues as they relate to adults are discussed. The evidence and application to practice related to children may differ significantly from information related to adults. When specific information about the care of children is available, it is summarized under its own heading.

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Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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