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Solving The ME/CFS Criteria And Name Conundrum: The Aftermath Of IOM

Thursday 30 April 2020


From the medical journal Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior:


Leonard A. Jason
Leonard A. Jason

Solving the ME/CFS criteria and name conundrum: the aftermath of IOM

By Leonard A. Jason
Received 18 Mar 2020, Accepted 15 Apr 2020, Published online: 28 Apr 2020
Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited.


In 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) proposed a new name and set of clinical criteria for what had previously been referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

This committee recommended the adoption of the term systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) and clinical criteria that required specific symptoms such as post-exertional malaise and unrefreshing sleep.

This article reviews efforts to evaluate the revised criteria as well as reactions to the new criteria and name.


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