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Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. In 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now National Academy of Medicine (NAM), published the report on ME/CFS, in which the IOM committee summarized the evidence base and proposed redefining the diagnostic criteria to facilitate timely diagnosis and to improve understanding of the illness among healthcare professionals and the public. Additional resources include:

IACFS Primer for Clinical Practitioners [PDF – 2.49MB]

Clinical Practice Guidelines for ME/CFS 2016, Alberta, Canada

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer. Front. Pediatr., 19 June 2017.

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in these documents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



The ME/CFS Common Data Elements are now available for public comment. The deadline for submitting comments is January 31, 2018.

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