Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) (CFS/ME) is a relatively common illness, a general practice with 10,000 patients is likely to have up to 40 patients with CFS/ME. The physical symptoms can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic conditions.

This Guidelines summary covers the key priorities for implementation and includes a care pathway.


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