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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.


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.

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