Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Fibromyalgia

  • Mustafa Guler Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey
  • Mehmet Kirnap Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey
  • Gurcan Uremke Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey
Keywords: Fibromyalgia, clinical features, musculoskeletal system

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/23-2-15074

Fibromyalgia jibrositis is a common noninflammatory, painful muskuloskeletal disorder. It is commonly seen between the ages of 40 and 60 and has a 5:1 female to male ratio. Essential symptoms of fibrositis are disturbed sleep, morning stiffness, and local tender points. Subjective swelling, paresthesia, and numbness sometimes may be seen. Multiple host and environmental factors seem to contribute to the onset and course of fibromyalgia. Modest improvement follows treatment by antidepressive agents, by physical measures and by reduction in stress.


In this study, 60 patients with fibromyalgia were investigated and the clinical characteristics were delineated and compared with other studies. We found that mean age (37.4 years) was lower and the common sites were neck, low back, and shoulder. Stress, fatigue, and climate were the usual associated factors.

Author Biographies

Mustafa Guler, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey

M.D.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry
Black Sea Technical University
Trabzon
Turkey

Mehmet Kirnap, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey

M.D.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry
Black Sea Technical University
Trabzon
Turkey

Gurcan Uremke, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Black Sea Technical University Trabzon Turkey

PT

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry
Black Sea Technical University
Trabzon
Turkey

Published
1991-04-01
Section
Original Articles