Accounts for up to 20% of new rheumatology referrals
Appears to the primarily a manifestation of chronic psychosocial dis tress, which results in abnormal sensory processing in the CNS
Is a diagnosis of exclusion characterised by poor sleep pattern, global muscle pain, fatigability and irritability. Associated with irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome
Often co-exists with diseases such as SLE and RA (prevalence of FMS in thos with SLE is 30% and causes most of the musculoskeletal pain)
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Rotator Cuff Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Osteogenesis Imperfecta Plantar Fasciitis
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