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Tuesday, 18 May, 2021

The similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome – RTE.ie

The Millions Missing Campaign in Dublin in 2018 which was to highlight the millions of ‘missing’ patients with ME around the world. Photo: Getty Images

Analysis: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has been routinely dismissed and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, and the similarities between it and long Covid could lead to a similar situation.

May is ME awareness month, an international initiative to raise awareness of a much misunderstood, and often maligned, illness.

ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis but is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a chronic and complex multi-system biological condition that can affect all age groups but is much more common in women.

Read more at: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0503/1213462-similarities-long-covid-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

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