Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 25–28

Fibromyalgia in systemic lupus erythematosus

Prevalence and clinical implications
Article

DOI: 10.1385/CRIAI:25:1:25

Cite this article as:
Buskila, D., Press, J. & Abu-Shakra, M. Clinic Rev Allerg Immunol (2003) 25: 25. doi:10.1385/CRIAI:25:1:25

Abstract

Fibromyalgia (FM) is common in SLE patients, and is the source of many of the symptoms and much of the disability in these patients. The association of FM and SLE may pose diagnostic dilemmas.

Fibromyalgia does not correlate with SLE disease activity, but the clinical features of FM in these patients may contribute to a misinterpretation of lupus activity. The recognition of the association between SLE and FM is relevant to every physician who treats lupus patients.

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© Humana Press Inc 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health SciencesBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Rheumatic Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health SciencesBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael