By David Tuller in Trial By Error.
The Danish ME Association has sent and posted the following open letter to “Danish health politicians,” with a very impressive list of international signatories. It seemed important to give this letter wide circulation. (Note that footnotes 4 and 5 are linked to the names of two of the signatories, as in the original letter.)
Open Letter to Danish Health Politicians
On March 14th 2019, a unified Danish Parliament voted to acknowledge WHO’s diagnostic classification of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME – G93.3) as a biological illness and to separate ME from Functional Disorders.
The proposal passed is aligned with the current international scientific knowledge about ME.
Based on analysis of more than 9.000 peer-reviewed studies, the Institute of Medicine , Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the advisory report from the Dutch Health Council , conclude that ME is a serious chronic multisystem, biological disease that substantially limits the activities and quality of life of patients.
ME is a complex and physical disease for which there is currently no cure. It is not a psychological or psychosomatic disease. There is strong scientific evidence of neurological/autonomic dysfunction, immunologic and inflammatory pathologies, microbiome perturbation, metabolic/mitochondrial as well as cardiac abnormalities (and more) in patients.
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