Clinical characteristics of fibromyalgia have so far been based mainly on patients identified in rheumatologic settings.
This paper offers the clinical findings in fibromyalgia based on a national health interview survey, in which 123 persons fulfilled preset criteria for widespread pain.
Clinical examination could be performed on 65 subjects (53%) and included physical examination, tender point palpation by two blinded trained physicians, blood sample analysis, measurement of dynamic muscular strength and a detailed self-administered questionnaire.
Significantly more subjective swelling, fatique, headache, difficulty in stairclimbing, and poorer self-evaluated health with more tender points was found.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié, Epidémiologie, Symptomatologie, Adulte, Homme, Exploration clinique, Danemark, Europe, Fibromyalgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle, Epidemiology, Symptomatology, Adult, Human, Clinical investigation, Denmark, Europe
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