The International Consensus Criteria For ME

 

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From ME Advocacy.

 

Revised November 14, 2016 to include steps to evaluate for atypical ME as defined by ICC.

MEadvocacy.org understands there is a great deal of confusion about the various criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis, so we created an easy to follow questionnaire to help patients see if they may fit the 2011 International Consensus Criteria.

Do I fit the International Consensus Criteria ?

Questionnaire for patients over age 18

Disclaimer: This questionnaire does not replace the full International Consensus Criteria (ICC) document or the primer. It is based on the symptoms of the criteria and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed medical professional. This document is for informational purposes. Consult a physician experienced in diagnosing ME. It is important to evaluate for other diseases before assigning a diagnosis of ME (ICD code G93.3).

According to the ICC a six month waiting period is NOT required for diagnosis of ME. Removing the waiting period is very important so ME patients can be advised to get complete rest as soon as possible in order to get the best possibility of improved health.

 

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Link to the ICC Criteria article

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