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Some cases of fibromyalgia found to be small-fiber polyneuropathy.

Fibro Daily June 19, 2013

New evidence shows that small-fiber polyneuropathy, a disease in which nerves lack the fatty substance that covers and protects them, or the myelin sheath, may underlie some cases labeled as fibromyalgia. SFPN is a disease that can be objectively tested for and treated definitively.

The study evaluated 27 fibromyalgia patients, their scores for Michigan Neuropthy Screening Instruments and Utah Early Neuropathy Scale were higher than those of the control group.

All fibromyalgia subjects had a documented diagnosis and satisfied criteria for the  American College of Rheumatology.

Read more: Some Cases of Fibromyalgia May Actually Be Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy



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