Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:Written question - HL6136

Asked on: 16 March 2017
Department of Health
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 7 March (HL5683), whether the proposal submitted for chronic fatigue, for which there is no current classification, includes the current classification for G93.3 – post-viral fatigue syndrome and benign myalgic encephalomyelitis; and whether it is intended that those definitions will be included in ICD 11 under neurological conditions.
Answered by: Lord O'Shaughnessy
Answered on: 28 March 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reaffirmed with NHS Digital that the proposal submitted on the ICD-11 platform for chronic fatigue is currently with the relevant groups of the organisation to consider the scientifically-based placement in the classification. We understand that the WHO are still reviewing this matter and expect that the next iteration of ICD-11, expected in April 2017, will reflect the WHO’s conclusions.

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