Recovered ME sufferer Rebecca
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Teenage ME sufferer on how she coped with condition

One in 100 secondary school pupils could be missing classes because of chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), say researchers.

A study following 2,855 pupils at three schools, published in the online journal BMJ Open, found 28 missed school with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mary-Jane Willows, chief executive of the Association of Young People with ME, and Rebecca who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 11, spoke to BBC Breakfast.

  • 13 Dec 2011
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