Full title: Is fibromyalgia a viral disease?
Authors: Sprott H.
Source: Rheumaklinik und Institut für Physikalische Medizin, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Gloriastr. 25, CH-8091, Zürich, Schweiz.
Publication: Z Rheumatol.
Publication date: 24 June 2011
Are viruses responsible for the pain in patients with fibromyalgia? Are viruses the trigger for rheumatoid arthritis? Is chronic fatigue syndrome a viral disease? There are many open questions with few or controversial answers. According to the current state of knowledge on the origin of the pain in fibromyalgia the varied symptomatic of fibromyalgia is triggered by peripheral as well as central mechanisms. Despite the broad spectrum of symptoms the disease is a specific entity which is mainly treated with dual reuptake inhibitors, anticonvulsives, tramadol, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, gamma-hydroxybutyrate and dopamine agonists in individually selected combinations.
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