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Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management

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Last updated:22nd Aug 2007

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) (or encephalopathy). It aims to improve the quality of life for people with CFS/ME by setting out the care and treatment options that should be available for them.

The recommendations in this guideline emphasise the importance of early symptom management, making an accurate diagnosis, ensuring that significant clinical features are investigated, and working in partnership with people with CFS/ME to manage the condition. Different combinations of approaches will be helpful for different people.

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