Idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndromes in children.

  title={Idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndromes in children.},
  author={Peter N. Malleson and Mohammad J Al-Matar and Ross E. Petty},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={19 11},
Between 1982 and 1990, 81 children with localized or diffuse musculoskeletal pain, for which no cause could be found were seen in a pediatric rheumatology clinic. Forty-one children had localized idiopathic pain and 40 had diffuse idiopathic pain. Twenty-four of the patients with localized idiopathic pain fulfilled criteria for definite reflex neurovascular dystrophy. Thirty-five patients with diffuse idiopathic pain fulfilled criteria for fibromyalgia. Four patients with localized idiopathic… CONTINUE READING
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