Definition of postviral fatigue syndrome in US English:

postviral fatigue syndrome

(also postviral syndrome)


  • Chronic fatigue syndrome following a viral infection.

    • ‘Occasionally it has been noted that post-viral fatigue syndrome develops after contracting Parvovirus B19.’
    • ‘Hunt returned to the reserves last night, two years after he was forced to retire after going down with post-viral fatigue syndrome.’
    • ‘Dudgeon was laid low with post-viral fatigue syndrome.’
    • ‘Diagnoses changed over the years from growing pains, rheumatic fever, 'just accident prone' to viral infection, post-viral syndrome, stress, over work, over weight and so on.’
    • ‘I developed Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome whilst working a demanding, full-time job.’
    • ‘This symptom occurs with a range of other clinical conditions including depression, migraine, post-viral fatigue syndrome or ME.’
    • ‘We found two RCTs comparing evening primrose oil with placebo in people with a diagnosis of post-viral fatigue syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome, only one of which found significant benefit.’