Since the CFS-Reeves definition started to be used, it is quite a mess in
order to sort out which article has used which definition, and what
definition that have been used in the articles that the article referes to.
Ultimately this puts the validity of the research at risk.
If things would work properly in this world, CFS-Reeves should to be called
something else than CFS, because it is a supergroup to something that is
already defined. It is like calling all mammals for apes. Only because apes
are a subgroup of mammals, it does not mean that all mammals are apes.
I have modified my earlier document about categorization (
http://me-cfs.se/dok/081023-categorize.pdf ) slightly. I suggest that
CFS-Reeves should be called "chronic illnes melange" (CIM) instead of CFS.
"Reeves definition should not have been allowed to be referred as CFS, but
instead for example "chronic illness melange". "
/Kasper ( http://me-cfs.se )
My messages about definition in chronographic order
Use the Canadian criteria 2003 for CFS in the USA
June 22, 2008
Resolution in order to make cohorts less heterogeneous
1st of September 2008
How to categorize ME and CFS
October 23, 2008
CFS is no longer CFS, and it was never ME
5 December 2008