Confounding features of the fibromyalgia syndrome: A current perspective of differential diagnosis

R. M. Bennett

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    Patients eventually diagnosed as having the fibromyalgia syndrome often have symptoms which suggest alternate diagnosis 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
    JournalJournal of Rheumatology
    Issue numberSUPPL. 19
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1989



    • differential diagnosis
    • fibromyalgia
    • fibrositis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Immunology

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