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Neurology (ECronicon). 2017;5(1):19-28. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Examining those Meeting IOM Criteria Versus IOM Plus Fibromyalgia.

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1
DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
2
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
3
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently developed clinical criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). There might be additional criteria that could select a more homogenous and impaired group of patients, particularly those with pain. The current study focused on criteria which involved meeting the four IOM criteria, excluding medical and psychiatric co-morbidities, along with having fibromyalgia (FM). Findings indicated that those meeting the IOM clinical criteria plus FM were more impaired on a wide variety of symptoms and functional areas than those meeting on the IOM criteria or those with just 6 months of fatigue. The implications of using such research criteria are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Case Definitions; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Fibromyalgia; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

PMID:
28713879
PMCID:
PMC5510658

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