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Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Jun;76(6):345-52. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.76a.08062.

New developments in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: say goodbye to tender points?

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  • Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, A50, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. wilkew@ccf.org


The Symptom Intensity Scale score can be used to identify and quantify fibromyalgia syndrome from information supplied by a simple questionnaire. In this paper, the author describes how this test was developed and argues in favor of its use in clinical practice in diagnosing fibromyalgia syndrome.

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