Theo Anbu

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Dr Theo Anbu, also known as Anbarasu Theodore Anbu, runs the pediatric CFS/ME service at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, UK.[1][2] He publishes his research under the name A.T. Anbu,[3][2] and is a member of the current Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis NICE guidelines review committee, which is in the process of updating the treatment guidelines used by the majority of NHS clinicians.[4]


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Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK[1]

GMC membership number: 4681621

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  1. 1.01.1 NHS. "Anbarasu Anbu - Consultant Profile - NHS". www.nhs.uk. Retrieved Oct 21, 2018. 
  2. 2.02.1 Anbu, Anbarasu Theodore; Theodore, Annie (January 2006). "Fluoxetine withdrawal syndrome in the newborn". Indian Pediatrics. 43 (1): 66–69. ISSN 0019-6061. PMID 16465011. 
  3. 3.03.1 Anbu, A.T.; Cleary, A.G. (Feb 2009). "Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy in children". Paediatrics and Child Health. 19 (2): 84–89. doi:10.1016/j.paed.2008.11.001. ISSN 1751-7222. We believe CFS is a biological illness, manifest with complex interlinking between adverse thoughts, moods, emotions and physical symptoms. This review explores best understanding and management of CFS/ME in children. 
  4. NICE (Oct 16, 2018). "Committee Member List | NICE guidelines review for CFS/ME". www.nice.org.uk. Retrieved Oct 20, 2018. 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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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