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Pathology found in skin biopsies of women with fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily June 26, 2013

A physically detectable pathology has been consistently found among female patients with fibromyalgia, according to research Frank L. Rice, PhD, a finding that provides a rationale for many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This study took hypothenar skin biopsies of 24 women with fibromyalgia, finding that overall average innervation area of the arteriole-venule shunts was nearly twice the size of the control group’s. Blood flow dysregulation, caused by this innervation, can contribute to the deep pain and fatigue experienced by patients with fibromyalgia.

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