Reduced levels of antiinflammatory cytokines in patients with chronic widespread pain.

@article{Ueyler2006ReducedLO,
  title={Reduced levels of antiinflammatory cytokines in patients with chronic widespread pain.},
  author={Nurcan Uçeyler and Regine Valenza and Michael Stock and Robert Schedel and Guenter Sprotte and Claudia Sommer},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={2656-64}
}
OBJECTIVE The term chronic widespread pain refers to a group of painful diseases of poorly understood pathophysiology. One major subgroup is fibromyalgia (FM), as defined by the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology. Among other hypotheses, a potential pathophysiologic role of cytokines in chronic widespread pain has been proposed. We undertook this study to investigate whether cytokine profiles differ in patients with chronic widespread pain and controls. METHODS We analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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