Fibromyalgia in systemic lupus erythematosus: Prevalence and clinical implications

Dan Buskila, Joseph Press, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra

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    Fibromyalgia (FM) is common in SLE patients, and is the source of many of the symptoms and much of the disability in these patients. The association of FM and SLE may pose diagnostic dilemmas. Fibromyalgia does not correlate with SLE disease activity, but the clinical features of FM in these patients may contribute to a misinterpretation of lupus activity. The recognition of the association between SLE and FM is relevant to every physician who treats lupus patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-28
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003


    • Fibromyalgia
    • SLE
    • Tenderness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology and Allergy


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