A thermal dysregulation problem after breast cancer surgery; what could be?

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Abstract

Rationale:

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by severe fatigue that is not relieved with rest and associated with physical symptoms such as sleep problems, headache, muscle pain, or joint pain.

Patient concerns:

Forty-one year old patient complained from feeling cold after breast cancer surgery.

Diagnoses:

The diagnoses of fibromyalgia, depression, neurological, psychiatric, and vascular disorders were excluded by appropriate clinical and laboratory investigations. She was diagnosed as CFS.

Interventions:

The patient was treated successfully via aerobic exercise therapy that scheduled for 30 min at least 3 days per week.

Outcomes:

At 6-month follow-up, her complaints were almost resolved and the patient regained her physical health and mental attitude.

Lessons:

A thermal dysregulation should be taken into consideration as one of the symptoms of CFS.

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