ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a multisystem, complex, acquired illness with symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune,
endocrine and cardiac systems.
ME has been classified as a neurological disorder in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases under Postviral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
since 1969 (ICD 10 G93.3).
Since 1992, the term "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (CFS) has been included in the Alphabetical Index and indexed to G93.3
In WHO ICD 11 the classification code will be 8E49 Postviral fatigue syndrome and this includes Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome
To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment for this condition.
[see also What is ME]