Mortality in a cohort of Danish patients with fibromyalgia: increased frequency of suicide.

@article{Dreyer2010MortalityIA,
  title={Mortality in a cohort of Danish patients with fibromyalgia: increased frequency of suicide.},
  author={Lene Dreyer and Sally Aspegren Kendall and Bente Danneskiold-Sams\oe and Else Marie Bartels and Henning Bliddal},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2010},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={3101-8}
}
OBJECTIVE A previous study demonstrated an association between self-reported widespread body pain and increased mortality. The aim of this study was to analyze whether fibromyalgia (FM) and FM-like symptoms are related to increased mortality. METHODS From hospital records, we identified 1,361 patients referred during the period 1984-1999 because of the suspicion of FM. The cases were reviewed by reviewers who were blinded to the outcome. The cohort was followed up for a total of 5,295 person… CONTINUE READING
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