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Occurrence of fibromyalgia in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Azevedo2010OccurrenceOF,
  title={Occurrence of fibromyalgia in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Valderilio Feij{\'o} Azevedo and Eduardo dos Santos Paiva and L{\'u}cio Ricardo Hiurko Felippe and Ranieri Amorim Moreira},
  journal={Revista brasileira de reumatologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={
          646-50
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the axial skeletal system, causing pain and functional incapacity. To measure the impact of AS on patient's life, questionnaires are used to assess disease activity (BASDAI); functional incapacity (BASFI); and quality of life (ASQoL). Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common causes of generalized pain and can coexist with other diseases; it can be assessed by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ… CONTINUE READING

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