Patients with a self diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1021 (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1021
  1. Charles Shepherd
  1. Honorary medical adviser ME Association, Stanford le Hope, Essex SS17 0HA

    EDITOR,--S J Hurel and colleagues should have checked their facts more thoroughly before making such a generalised attack on the content of literature produced by the two support groups for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).1

    The ME Association does not believe that candida albicans is involved in the pathogenesis of the condition. Our booklet Guidelines for the Care of Patients states that “no reliable scientific evidence …

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