A practical approach to fibromyalgia.

  title={A practical approach to fibromyalgia.},
  author={Linda S Brecher and Tyler Childs Cymet},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  volume={101 4 Suppl Pt 2},
The term fibromyalgia refers to a collection of symptoms with no clear physiologic cause, but the symptoms together constitute a clearly recognizable and distinct pathologic entity. The diagnosis is made through the examiner's clinical observations. The differential diagnosis must include other somatic syndromes as well as disease entities, including hepatitis, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, electrolyte imbalance, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. Diagnostic criteria serve as guidelines for… CONTINUE READING