Category Archives: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

It’s time for doctors to apologise to their ME patients

“The time has come for doctors and scientists to apologise for the very neglectful way in which ME has been researched and treated over the past 60 years. Doctors need to start listening to their patients and there must now … Continue reading

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Chronic fatigue syndrome – Causes

Exactly what causes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown, but there are several theories. Some experts think a viral infection such as glandular fever can trigger the condition. Certain bacteria have also been suggested as a cause of CFS in some … Continue reading

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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Scientists now have ‘robust’ evidence that points to biological cause

Scientists say they have struck upon the first “robust evidence” that the debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has a biological cause. The condition, now generally referred to as ME/CFS, which causes extreme and … Continue reading

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Misdiagnosis on a grand scale?

Around 190,000 people have a diagnosis of MECFS in the UK, and there are approximately 9,300 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet, how valid a diagnosis of ME/CFS really is depends crucially on the rigour of the initial clinical assessment, … Continue reading

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What is ME

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is characterised by a range of neurological symptoms and signs, muscle pain with intense physical or mental exhaustion, relapses, and specific cognitive disabilities. Early reports dating from 1934 described epidemics of the illness – such as the … Continue reading

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