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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2004 Jan;16(91):93-6.

[Fibromyalgia syndrome--pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment problems].

[Article in Polish]

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Katedra Propedeutyki Pediatrii i Klinika Immunologii Wieku Rozwojowego Akademii Medycznej we Wrocławiu.

Abstract

Fibromyalgia is a fairly common syndrome characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple "tender points", fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiffness and other symptoms such as headache, dizziness, trouble with concentration, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary urgency, depression. Fibromyalgia may occur at any age, even in childhood, is much more common in women than in men. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. It is difficult to diagnose because many of the symptoms are similar to symptoms of other disorders. There are no laboratory tests that can confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Average time from onset to diagnosis is 5-8 years. Treatment of fibromyalgia requires a comprehensive approach.

PMID:
15074033
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