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Priority pages for expansion[edit]

Science: Citric acid cycle, Mitochondria, Exercise, Ampligen, Natural killer cell, Central nervous system, Nitric oxide hypothesis, Brain, Brain imaging

History and politics:

A note on ME v. CFS[edit]

We have separate pages for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, ME/CFS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as SEID. The convention is that the terminology used in an ME-pedia article should match the terminology used in the underlying source. Where there is a tension between the term used in the source and the definition (e.g., ME defined by the Oxford criteria or CFS defined by the Canadian Consensus Criteria), it may be useful for clarity to mention the definition used.

Primers[edit]


The Disease[edit]

Disease Names & Definitions[edit]


Potential treatments[edit]

Category page: Potential treatments

Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: Ampligen, Low dose naltrexone, Equilibrant, Intravenous immunoglobulin, Staphylococcal vaccine, Immunovir, Medicinal mushrooms, Interferon

Anti-inflammatory drugs: Sulfasalazine

Anti-fungal drugs: Fluconazole, Itraconazole

Other drug treatments: Chelation, Cyclophosphamide, Prednisone, Rituximab, Trazodone

Toxin avoidance/removal: Fasting, Mold avoidance, Coffee enema

Uncategorized interventions: Traditional Chinese medicine, Cold immersion, Fecal matter transplant/Faecal bacteriotherapy, Helminthic therapy, Pacing, Energy envelope, Hyperbaric oxygen, Ozone, Altitude, Exercise, Vagus nerve stimulation, Exercise based on 2-day CPET, Lipid replacement therapy

Management guides: Taming the Gorilla (Action for ME), Notes for Carers (Greg Crowhurst), The Purple Booklet (ME Association), Spoon theory

Clinical doctors worldwide[edit]

Clinical doctors worldwide are listed by country.

Research[edit]

Studies, biobanks, registries, mailing lists

Psychological Paradigm[edit]

By country: Diagnosis, treatments, insurance, disability, etc.[edit]

  • Africa:

Kenya, Nigeria, Category:Kenya, Category:Nigeria, Category:South Africa

  • Asia:

China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Category:China, Category:India, Category:Indonesia, Category:Iran, Category:Israel, Category:Japan, Category:Philippines, Category:Russia, Category:South Korea

  • Europe:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Category:Austria, Category:Belgium, Category:Bulgaria, Category:Croatia, Category:Czech Republic, Category:Denmark, Category:European research initiatives, Category:Finland, Category:France, Category:Germany, Category:Hungary, Category:Iceland, Category:Ireland, Category:Italy, Category:Latvia, Category:Netherlands, Category:Norway, Category:Poland, Category:Romania, Category:Russia, Category:Slovakia, Category:Slovenia, Category:Spain, Category:Sweden, Category:Ukraine, Category:United Kingdom

  • Oceania:

Australia, New Zealand, Category:Australia, Category:New Zealand

  • North America:

Canada, Mexico, United States, Category:Canada, Category:Mexico, Category:United States

  • South America:

Argentina, Brazil, Category:Argentina, Category:Brazil, Category:Chile


History[edit]

Important events timeline

Historical records: Osler's Web, Thirty Years of Disdain

Outbreaks: Outbreaks: Incline village 1984, Lyndonville 1985, Akureyri, Los Angeles 1934, Royal Free Hospital 1955, Dalston 1955, Adelaide 1949, Ayrshire 1980, Sacramento 1975

Deceased patients: Sophia Mirza, Thomas Hennessy, Jr., Vanessa Li, Lynn Gilderdale, Emily Collingridge, Chardale Dotson Irvine, Oliver Coles, Brynmor John, Victoria Elsbury-Legg, Roger Cicero, Memorial Lists

Major developments/controversies: PACE trial, XMRV

ME and CFS in popular culture

Patient advocacy[edit]

Media[edit]

Many categories have multiple languages. Books and Discussion Forums are an example. Example of multiple countries are Film.

Open Letters[edit]


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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