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2013-10-28 11:50:33

Research is among several Mayo studies being presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting CORRECTS second age group studied to 40 to 59 instead of 50 to 59. It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. The...

2012-03-05 10:41:45

The American College of Rheumatology has released the first classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica — aimed at helping physicians identify patients with this condition, which occurs in persons aged 50 years or older who have recent onset of pain in the shoulders, neck and hips along with other inflammatory symptoms not explained by an alternate diagnosis. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a relatively common cause of widespread aching and stiffness in older adults. It can be...


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