European ME Alliance

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The European ME Alliance is a group of European patient groups for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS).[1] It was formed in 2008 and set up to lobby for increased funding for biomedical research to lead to for patients. It now has representatives from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Member organisations

Online presence


  1. "EMEA". Retrieved Sep 6, 2019. 
  2. "European ME Alliance - EMEA Holland". Retrieved Sep 18, 2019. 
  3. European ME Alliance. "European ME Alliance Group members". Retrieved Sep 18, 2019. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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