In 2003 Health Canada, in cooperation with the National MEFM Action Network, convened an expert panel to develop and publish a Canadian clinical case definition for the diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The resulting full document was peer reviewed and published as:
Myalgic Encephalomelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols – A Consensus Document
Bruce M Carruthers, Anil Kumar Jain, Kenny L De Meirleir, Daniel L Peterson, Nancy G Klimas, A Martin Lerner, Alison C Bested, Pierre Flor-Henry, Pradip Joshi, AC Peter Powles, Jeffrey A Sharkey, Marjorie I van de Sande
Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 11(1):7-115, 2003
In 2005, a summary of the above full definition was published to assist physicians in applying the protocols to clinical practice. The summary is available as:
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners. An Overview of the Consensus Document.
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ME/CFS Canadian Consensus
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