Leading research into ME/CFS

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ME/CFS is a long-term disabling medical condition usually presenting with severe and overwhelming fatigue after mental or physical activity.

This is accompanied by a range of disabling symptoms such as cognitive impairment, sleep problems, pain, and autonomic dysfunction, which follow abnormalities in the nervous and immunological systems. In the UK, ME/CFS affects at least one in every 500 people, with a much larger number of people having other forms of chronic fatigue (non-ME chronic fatigue).

Although some people with ME/CFS will recover after a period of time, many will endure long-term disease and disability, which in about 25% of cases can be severe enough to force the person to remain housebound or bedbound. There is currently no curative treatment for ME/CFS.