Chronic widespread pain—the need for a standard definition

@article{Butler2016ChronicWP,
  title={Chronic widespread pain—the need for a standard definition},
  author={Stephen H. Butler and Tormod Landmark and Mari Glette and Petter Christian Borchgrevink and Astrid Woodhouse},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2016},
  volume={157},
  pages={541–543}
}
The concept of chronic widespread pain (CWP) came into use with the introduction of the term “fibromyalgia” or “fibromyalgia syndrome” (FMS) to the literature when a dedicated group of rheumatologists began to systematize the ideas around the clinical entity that had previously been called “fibrositis,” “nonarticular rheumatism,” “psychogenic rheumatism” among others. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in 1990 published a landmark article presenting criteria for the classification of… Expand
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