Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Different from the Adult Chronic Pain Syndrome?

  title={Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Different from the Adult Chronic Pain Syndrome?},
  author={Susmita Kashikar-Zuck and Christopher D. King and Tracy V. Ting and Lesley M. Arnold},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={18 4},
While a majority of research has focused on adult fibromyalgia (FM), recent evidence has provided insights into the presence and impact of FM in children and adolescents. Commonly referred as juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM), youths, particularly adolescent girls, present with persistent widespread pain and cardinal symptoms observed in adult FM. A majority of youth with JFM continue to experience symptoms into adulthood, which highlights the importance of early recognition and intervention. Some… CONTINUE READING
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