IOM Gives ME/CFS a New Name and Definition

A to the point report. Thanks.

Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart

Today, The Institute of Medicine proposed a new name and new diagnostic criteria ME/CFS.

To reflect the condition’s hallmark defining symptom, postexertional malaise, the report proposes a new name be adopted, “systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID),” defined in both adults and children by the following:

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Reblogged from Occupy CFS:

IOM: Report Card

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Jennie Spotila

It’s here. A new case definition and a new name. It will take some time for me to get through the 300 page report and prepare a more detailed analysis. But based on the press conference and summary, how did the report stack up to my criteria for success?

Post-exertional malaise: This was my drop dead deal-breaker, and the new definition makes PEM the central feature of the disease. Dr. Clayton said that PEM was “the essence of this disorder,” and it is required for diagnosis.

Core features: 

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