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Treatment of Fibromyalgia as an Inflammatory Disease

Aug 20, 2018 10:15:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in disease state primary cells, cytokines, cytokine release syndrome, cytokine release

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Rheumatologists are recognizing the inflammatory component of fibromyalgia and that has led to studies using disease state primary cells to determine the best treatment approaches.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is commonly considered a neurologic problem with multifocal pain as an important feature of the disease. However, rheumatologists are recognizing the inflammatory component of fibromyalgia and that pain my not be the primary feature of the condition. Other significant aspects of fibromyalgia are fatigue, sleep disorders, and cognitive impairments. Results of studies in patients with fibromyalgia suggest that excessive cytokine release may be the central cause of the development and symptomology of fibromyalgia.

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