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About ME

Definition

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a multi-systemic, disabling, degenerative and mortal illness.
In 1969 the World Health Organization classified it as neurological disease, under the code ICD 10-G93.3.
The name means: painful (myalgic) inflammation (-itis) of the brain (encephalo) and of the nervous system’s myelin (myel-).
ME affects all body systems, mainly the neurological, endocrine and immune systems, actually it’s also called neuroimmune disease.
In the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) Illnesses cannot be classified in more than one category.
It is possible that in the future, as the medical investigation goes on, it will be found a more precise classification for ME.

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