Fibromyalgia position paper

P. Sarzi-Puttini, V. Giorgi, F. Atzeni, R. Gorla, E. Kosek, E. H. Choy, L. Bazzichi, W. Häuser, J. N. Ablin, V. Aloush, D. Buskila, H. Amital, J. A.P. Da Silva, S. Perrot, B. Morlion, E. Polati, V. Schweiger, S. Coaccioli, G. Varrassi, M. Di FrancoR. Torta, K. M. Øien Forseth, K. Mannerkorpi, F. Salaffi, M. Di Carlo, G. Cassisi, A. Batticciotto

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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.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
    Volume39
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

    Keywords

    • Chronic pain
    • Diagnosis
    • Expert opinion
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Quality of life
    • Treatment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Immunology

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