Paediatric ME/CFS (from Voices from shadows website)
Two world renown ME/CFS paediatricians, Prof Peter Rowe and Dr Nigel Speight, discuss paediatric ME/CFS diagnosis and management in two short videos for medical professionals, following publication of the comprehensive manual Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer published in Frontiers 2017.
Peter Rowe MD is a Professor of Paediatrics and is Director of the Children’s Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. His areas of clinical expertise include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and orthostatic intolerance. Prof Peter Rowe played a major role in the production of the recent Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer. He was also a member of the team which produced the very influential report: Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. Published in 2015 by the National Academy of Medicine, USA, it includes diagnostic criteria, a clinicians guide and a comprehensive literature review.
Dr Nigel Speight is a consultant Paediatrician with a long standing special interest in ME, based in Durham, UK. He is a medical advisor for several charities including the ME Association, The Young ME Sufferers Trust and the 25% ME Group. Dr Speight was among the expert ME/CFS paediatricians contributing to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer. He previously contributed to the “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis International Consensus Criteria” and it’s related “Primer’ for Medical Practitioners. 2011 He served on the Chief Medical Officer’s Working Party on ME 2002 and also the College of Paediatrics and Child Health Guidelines Group 2004.
Part 1. Diagnosis of paediatric ME/CFS with Dr Nigel Speight and Prof Peter Rowe
Part 2. Severe ME/CFS and management of paediatric ME/CFS