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New paper by Dr Crawley about CFS/ME (?) in children

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Countrygirl, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member


    Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302156
    • Review
    The epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalitis :lol: in children

    1. Correspondence toDr Esther Crawley, University of Bristol, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK;
    • Received 2 September 2013
    • Accepted 2 October 2013
    • Published Online First 21 October 2013


    Most paediatricians regularly see children with chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalitis (!) o_O (CFS/ME) in their clinics and yet we know little about how common it is, who is affected, whether there are risk factors and how likely a child is to recover (or what might predict recovery). Recent research suggests that this illness is more complicated than previously thought and that rather than being an illness found in middle class families, it is more common in those who are socially deprived. This article reviews what is currently known about this important but little understood condition.

    It sounds as if Dr Crawley has discovered that a spot of LP doesn't work.

    What Myalgic Encephalitis??:rolleyes: I've never heard of it. As an acknowledged national expert in a condition, shouldn't you at least know the correct name?

    (Okay, I guess it was just a typo......but who could resist in the circumstances??:))

    Has anyone full access to this paper, please?
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  2. Firestormm


    Cornwall England
    I have come across this term 'myalgic encephalitis' in various things that have crossed by inbox. I don't think it is a commonly used term, but it is used.

    Must admit though that each time I see it I do pause to ask if they have made a mistake, and I don't know where it comes from.

    Google Search:

    Myalgic Encephalitis.JPG

    Esther should know better.

    Yes I wouldn't mind a read of the full paper either. I do wish the BMJ of all people would remove their damned subscription policy and allow free access.
  3. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

    Fire ...................* waving to you from over the is a quote to whet your appetite. I will resist all comment.

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  4. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

    South Australia
    I wonder who was doing the thinking? ;)
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  5. meandthecat

    meandthecat Senior Member

    West country UK
    why don't they add alien abduction to the list or maybe walking on the cracks between paving stones. Why does science seem to give people the platform to spout garbage with authority,

    I have no problem with science merely with stupid people,
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