- Last Updated: 19 July 2021 19 July 2021
We are delighted to announce that Patti Purcell, M.Ed. BSN, RN, will be writing a blog for our website on children and ME/CFS. She brings 30 years of experience, 26 years as a school nurse, to the topic. Check out her latest posts.
Notice about names
The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS.
Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.