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Br J Nurs. 2006 Jun 22-Jul 12;15(12):662-9.

The debate: myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.


Almost every aspect of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) and chronic fatigue syndrome is the subject of disagreement and uncertainty -- something that has undoubtedly hampered recognition, understanding and research. Although the pathogenesis remains the subject of intense medical debate, a number of predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors are now starting to emerge. Therapeutic nihilism is no longer appropriate as there is a great deal that can be done to alleviate some of the more distressing symptoms and improve quality of life for these patients.

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