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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy)

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) in Adults and Children

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 53

National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care (UK).

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The guideline covers care provided by healthcare professionals who have direct contact with and make decisions about the care of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) (CFS/ME). It covers care provided in primary and secondary care, and in specialist centres/teams.

The Guideline Development Group (GDG) developed this guideline with the aims of: increasing the recognition of CFS/ME; influencing practice in the ‘real world’; improving access to appropriate services, and supporting consistent service provision; emphasising the need for multidisciplinary working; improving care for patients, particularly for those with severe CFS/ME; providing guidance on ‘best practice’ for children with CFS/ME; balancing clinical guidance with flexibility and management tailored to the needs of the patient; facilitating communication between practitioners and patients, and their families or carers, as appropriate.

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Suggested citation:

Turnbull N, Shaw EJ, Baker R, Dunsdon S, Costin N, Britton G, Kuntze S and Norman R (2007). Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) in adults and children. London: Royal College of General Practitioners.

Copyright © 2007, Royal College of General Practitioners.

PMID: 21563329

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