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Myalgic Encephalopathy is the new yuppie flu

Many patients point to another problem with chronic fatigue syndrome:
the name itself, which they say trivializes their condition and has
discouraged researchers, drug companies and government agencies
from taking it seriously. Many patients prefer the older British term,
myalgic encephalomyelitis, which means “muscle pain with inflammation
of the brain and spinal chord,” or a more generic term, myalgic

Chronic Fatigue No Longer Seen as ‘Yuppie Flu’
Published: July 17, 2007.


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