Diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis: where are we now?
Michael Maes, George Anderson, Gerwyn Morris, Michael Berk
Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics | Published : 2013
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization has classified myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a neurological disease since 1969 considering chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a synonym used interchangeably for ME since 1969. ME and CFS are considered to be neuro-immune disorders, characterized by specific symptom profiles and a neuro-immune pathophysiology. However, there is controversy as to which criteria should be used to classify patients with "chronic fatigue syndrome." AREAS COVERED: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria consider chronic fatigue (CF) to be distinctive for CFS, whereas the International Consensus Criteria (ICC) stresses the presence of post-exertio..View full abstract