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Fibromyalgia PatientPlus

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Description: Synonyms: fibromyalgia (FM), fibrositis, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The pain can be widespread throughout the body with tender points at specific anatomical sites. There is a reduced pain threshold, hyperalgesia (amplification of pain from painful stimuli that are expected to be painful)1 and allodynia (pain with stimuli that should not normally cause pain). There can be associated fatigue, depression and other somatic symptoms. These symptoms occur in the absence of other identifiable disease. The European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) published guidelines in 2007 providing evidence based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia.

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Added: Sat May 30 2009