oa South African Family Practice - Myalgic encephalomyelitis : a legal guide to the perplexed : review article

Volume 47, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7) 46 Introduction In 1994 Flemming, a British doctor who had retired because of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) stated, "medical training had not equipped me to understand ME".1 Fortunately, especially for patients, knowledge has grown with time. A number of other names have been used for this condition most notably Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the term preferred by the majority of doctors and researchers.2 The condition affects young children, adolescents, men and woman of all age groups, social backgrounds and ethnic groups.3 The condition is recognized by at least the following influential people/bodies: Commissioner of Social Security ..

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