Confounding features of the fibromyalgia syndrome: a current perspective of differential diagnosis.

Robert (Rob) Bennett

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    Abstract

    Patients eventually diagnosed as having the fibromyalgia syndrome often have symptoms which suggest alternate diagnoses such as peripheral neuropathy, spondylitis, metabolic myopathy, polymyalgia, early rheumatoid arthritis, early systemic lupus erythematosus or a chronic fatigue syndrome. Delay in diagnosis of fibromyalgia often proves costly and frustrating to the patient and may lead to inappropriate therapy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)58-61
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Journal of rheumatology. Supplement
    Volume19
    StatePublished - Nov 1989

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    Fibromyalgia
    Differential Diagnosis
    Spondylitis
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
    Muscular Diseases
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Therapeutics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology
    • Rheumatology

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    Confounding features of the fibromyalgia syndrome : a current perspective of differential diagnosis. / Bennett, Robert (Rob).

    In: The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement, Vol. 19, 11.1989, p. 58-61.

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