A woman holds a sign for patients suffering from ME during “Millions Missing” rally in London. Those with the illness are known as the “missing millions”, as they have had to drop out of everyday life. Photo: Alamy

Why ME, or yuppie flu, is like Aids was once – misunderstood or dismissed as not real, and ignored by most doctors

Twenty million people suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis, yet there is still no test for it, nor any approved treatment. We talk to a mother whose daughter has the illness, and who has consulted dozens of doctors in search of help

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A woman holds a sign for patients suffering from ME during “Millions Missing” rally in London. Those with the illness are known as the “missing millions”, as they have had to drop out of everyday life. Photo: Alamy
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