Subgrouping of fibromyalgia patients on the basis of pressure-pain thresholds and psychological factors.

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OBJECTIVE Although the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for fibromyalgia are used to identify individuals with both widespread pain and tenderness, individuals who meet these criteria are not a homogeneous group. Patients differ in their accompanying clinical symptoms, as well as in the relative contributions of biologic, psychological, and… (More)

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