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Fibromyalgia position paper

Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo, Giorgi, Valeria, Atzeni, Fabiola, Gorla, Roberto, Kosek, Eva, Choy, Ernest H., Bazzichi, Laura, Häuser, Winfred, Ablin, Jacob N., Aloush, Valerie, Buskila, Dan, Amital, Howard, Da Silva, Jose A.P., Perrot, Serge, Morlion, Bart, Polati, Enrico, Schweiger, Vittorio, Coaccioli, Stefano, Varrassi, Giustino, Di Franco, Manuela, Torta, Riccardo, Øien Forseth, Karin Maria, Mannerkorpi, Kaisa, Salaffi, Fausto, Di Carlo, Marco, Cassisi, Gianniantonio and Batticciotto, Alberto 2021. Fibromyalgia position paper. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 39 (3 Supp) , pp. 186-193. 10.55563/clinexprheumatol/i19pig

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Abstract

Fibromyalgia syndrome is one of the most common causes of chronic widespread pain, but pain accompanies a wide range of ancillary symptoms. To date, its aetiopathogenesis remains elusive, and diagnosis is exquisitely clinical, due to the lack of biomarkers or specific laboratory alterations in fibromyalgia patients. This position paper has the purpose to summarise the current scientific knowledge and expert opinions about the main controversies regarding fibromyalgia syndrome, namely: (i) fibromyalgia definition and why it is still not recognised in many countries as a distinct clinical entity; (ii) fibromyalgia severity and how to evaluate treatment outcome; (iii) how to treat fibromyalgia and which is a correct approach to fibromyalgia patients.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
ISSN: 1593-098X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 15 April 2021
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2022 05:29
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/150537

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