Prevalence Of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) In Three Regions Of England: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study In Primary Care

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By Luis C Nacul et al in BMC Medicine. 

 

Background

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been used to name a range of chronic conditions characterized by extreme fatigue and other disabling symptoms. Attempts to estimate the burden of disease have been limited by selection bias, and by lack of diagnostic biomarkers and of agreed reproducible case definitions. We estimated the prevalence and incidence of ME/CFS in three regions in England, and discussed the implications of frequency statistics and the use of different case definitions for health and social care planning and for research.

 

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