FM AS A SPECTRUM DISORDER

Researchers in Kansas and Germany report results of a large population survey of 2,445 people selected randomly from the German population. 2.1% of the population met 2010 criteria for FM. Prevalence was similar in women and men, a difference from past studies that showed more women than men had FM. They found a spectrum of severity, “The symptoms that characterize fibromyalgia exist in a continuum from none to very severe across all people in the population.” Summary from MedPage Today: http://bit.ly/W3pnC9 and abstract from Arthritis Care & Research: http://bit.ly/Zg98im

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