Caring for Patients with ME/CFS

Key points

  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic, life-altering disease affecting many organ systems.
  • It profoundly impacts patients' quality of life and abilities.
  • Clinicians can learn more about pediatric considerations, strategies for preventing worsening of symptoms, monitoring medicines and supplements, and clinical care for severely affected patients.
A middle aged woman sits down with her doctor to discuss her symptoms. She is dressed in casual business attire and looking at her doctor as they talk. The female doctor is wearing a white lab coat and listening attentively to the woman's concerns.

Helping patients manage