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Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2001 Aug;5(4):313-9.

Quality-of-life, legal-financial, and disability issues in fibromyalgia.

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Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine, 8737 Beverly Building, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA. dwallace@ucla.edu

Abstract

Patients with fibromyalgia have an altered quality of life that is hard to quantitate using existing indices. The principal legal issues associated with the syndrome are: Does fibromyalgia exist? Can it be caused by or flared by stress or trauma? Does disability apply to fibromyalgia and if so, how? These issues are critically reviewed.

PMID:
11403734
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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