It's a cumbersome analogy, but looking at Sjogrens' syndrome in this way is akin to using an AIDs budget to research candida. Just because some people with ME might have Sjorgens' syndrome (can we even quantify how many given the absurd use of criteria used in most quarters?) it doesn't compute to study that illness and pretend we can extrapolate the data to ME. Ludicrous. The MRC are no nearer accepting what real ME entails than they ever were. This is a sop...I'm surprised anyone is fooled by it.