Fibromyalgia's prevalence in Italy is about 4%. Apart from widespread pain and the three main conditions related to fibromyalgia that are included in its diagnosis (fatigue, unrefreshing sleep and cognitive disorders disturbances), there are a number of minor symptoms that have been associated to fibromyalgia. The current study aimed to characterise fibromyalgic patients referring to a single tertiary pain centre not only for sociodemographic data, but also with special attention on pharmacological history and "minor" symptoms. "Minor" refers to the group of symptoms that were frequently associated and reported with fibromyalgia in various epidemiological studies but are not required for diagnosis. A retrospective analysis was made on 386 patients with confirmed diagnosis based on the 2010 modified criteria. Our results partially confirmed known sociodemographic data, but the prevalence of some "minor" symptoms are impressively high in our population.

Epidemiological, pharmacological and sociodemographic characterisation of a population of 386 fibromyalgic patients referred to a tertiary pain centre in Italy

Martini, Alvise
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Schweiger, Vittorio;Del Balzo, Giovanna;Parolini, Massimo;Polati, Enrico
2019

Abstract

Fibromyalgia's prevalence in Italy is about 4%. Apart from widespread pain and the three main conditions related to fibromyalgia that are included in its diagnosis (fatigue, unrefreshing sleep and cognitive disorders disturbances), there are a number of minor symptoms that have been associated to fibromyalgia. The current study aimed to characterise fibromyalgic patients referring to a single tertiary pain centre not only for sociodemographic data, but also with special attention on pharmacological history and "minor" symptoms. "Minor" refers to the group of symptoms that were frequently associated and reported with fibromyalgia in various epidemiological studies but are not required for diagnosis. A retrospective analysis was made on 386 patients with confirmed diagnosis based on the 2010 modified criteria. Our results partially confirmed known sociodemographic data, but the prevalence of some "minor" symptoms are impressively high in our population.
fibromyalgia, epidemiology, associated symptoms
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