oa South African Family Practice - Fibromyalgia syndrome - current concepts : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Fibromyalgia (FM) is a recognised chronic pain syndrome that is diagnosed without any special investigations. This syndrome constitutes widespread pain in a specific distribution, for a specific period of time, as well as tenderness over at least 11 out of 18 clearly defined tender points. This syndrome is a common cause of other conditions commonly encountered in general practice and this article provides a practical and clinical approach to diagnosis and treatment.

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