Journal Article

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Resources on the World Wide Web: A Descriptive Journey

Victor L. Yu, Nelson M. Gantz and Elizabeth E. Coldsmith

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 6, pages 938-948
Published in print March 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319362
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Resources on the World Wide Web: A Descriptive Journey

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A wealth of information on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia is available on the World Wide Web for health care providers and patients. These illnesses have overlapping features, and their etiologies remain unknown. Multiple Web sites were reviewed, and selected sites providing useful information were identified. Sites were classified according to their content and target audience and were judged according to suggested standards of Internet publishing. Fifty-eight sites were classified into groups as follows: comprehensive and research Web sites for CFS and fibromyalgia, meetings, clinical trials, literature search services, bibliographies, journal, and CFS and fibromyalgia Web sites for the patient.

Journal Article.  3530 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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