Rheumatology International

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 227–229

Primary fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome

  • A. J. Wysenbeek
  • Y. Shapira
  • L. Leibovici
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02274883

Cite this article as:
Wysenbeek, A.J., Shapira, Y. & Leibovici, L. Rheumatol Int (1991) 10: 227. doi:10.1007/BF02274883

Summary

Thirty-three primary fibromyalgia patients were investigated for chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms. Significant fatigue was reported by 21/33 patients (63.6%), and patients reported various flulike symptoms, yet only 7/33 patients (21.2%) fulfilled criteria for the chronic fatigue syndrome. Only one patient reported painful lymph glands and four patients reported fever. Thus, symptoms of painful glands or fever might serve as clinical indicators, distinguishing between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome.

Key words

Fibromyalgia Chronic fatigue syndrome Lymphadenopathy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Wysenbeek
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Y. Shapira
    • 1
    • 3
  • L. Leibovici
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine BBeilinson Medical CenterPetah TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.Rheumatology UnitBeilinson Medical CenterPetah TiqvaIsrael
  3. 3.Sackler Faculty of MedicineThe University of Tel AvivRamat AvivIsrael

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