Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study.

@article{White2000CoexistenceOC,
  title={Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study.},
  author={Kevin P White and Mark Speechley and Manfred Harth and Truls Ostbye},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={44-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of adults with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in the general population who also meet the 1988 Centre for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS Seventy-four FMS cases were compared with 32 non-FMS controls with widespread pain and 23 with localized pain, all recruited in a general population survey. RESULTS Among females, 58.0% of fibromyalgia cases met the full criteria for CFS, compared to 26.1% and 12.5% of controls… CONTINUE READING