GH/IGF1 axis disturbances in the fibromyalgia syndrome: is there a rationale for GH treatment?

@article{Cuatrecasas2013GHIGF1A,
  title={
GH/IGF1 axis disturbances in the fibromyalgia syndrome: is there a rationale for GH treatment?},
  author={G. Cuatrecasas and C. Alegre and F. Casanueva},
  journal={Pituitary},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={277-283}
}
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a frequent idiopathic condition in which patients experience intense pain in specific tender points, profound fatigue and sleep disturbances. Although pain had not account so far in growth hormone deficiency syndrome (GHD) description, symptoms of FMS are very similar; and there is strong evidence of decreased GH secretion at least in a subset of FMS patients. Is there an overlap of the two diseases? A systematic Medline/Embase search for preliminary proof-of… Expand
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