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CDC releases website for ME/CFS information


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a website for health care providers about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The website is designed to help clinicians by offering information about how they can better assess and help their patients manage the illness. The website includes information about the presentation and clinical course of ME/CFS, diagnosis, clinical care, understanding historical case definitions and criteria, and free continuing education.

The website’s resource section includes the National Academy of Medicine report published in 2015, as well as primers and clinical practice guidelines.

Currently, it is estimated that 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans have ME/CFS. Roughly 90% of people who have ME/CFS have not been diagnosed.

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