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Early and Accurate Diagnosis of ME/CFS - ME Awareness Week initiative from the MEA

charles shepherd

Senior Member
Early and Accurate Diagnosis of ME/CFS

This is the main MEA initiative for ME Awareness Week

Firstly, we have produced a new MEA information leaflet on Early and Accurate Diagnosis for patients

This can be accessed and downloaded (free) on the MEA website:

Secondly, we are producing similar basic 'desk top' information for doctors

Thirdly, we are preparing a CPD learning module on Early and Accurate Diagnosis for health professionals

More detailed clinical guidance on symptoms, examination findings, investigations, differential/misdiagnosis of ME/CFS etc can be found in the MEA purple booklet - after some publication delays the 2016 edition will be available shortly

Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
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