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These are selected articles related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis which appear on Portal:Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.


Unrest is a documentary film about ME/CFS that premiered in January 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer Brea, a patient, directed filming from her sickbed using video conferencing tools.(more...)


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Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic is a book written by Hillary Johnson, published in 1996 and reissued in 2006. Kirkus Reviews describes it as "A relentless, meticulous, and highly persuasive expose by a journalist who spent nine years investigating the medical research establishment's failure to take seriously chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)" more...)


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"A Sudden Illness" is a 2003 essay in the New Yorker by Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken. (more...)


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Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) was a British nurse who is considered the founder of modern nursing. She was affectionately called "The Lady with a Lamp" referring to how she carried an oil lamp during hospital night rounds. While stationed in Crimea, Nightingale developed "Crimean fever" (a bacteria infection now known as brucellosis) and never recovered. Although Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) were not defined in her lifetime, many current physicians and medical historians believe she developed ME/CFS as a result of a chronic brucellosis infection. Despite being bedbound, Nightingale continued to work until her death on advancing the nursing profession and lobbying for regulatory changes to hospitals (more...)


Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is a worsening of many ME/CFS symptoms as a result of physical or mental exertion. PEM, sometimes called Post-exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion (PENE), is often regarded as the main symptom that differentiates Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) from other fatiguing illnesses. (more...)

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation