A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia’s “metabolic fingerprint” may lead the way to definitive diagnosis
Michael Schubert |
Traditionally, fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion. Rheumatologists rely on patient-reported symptoms, physical examinations, and tests to ensure that there are no identifiable pathologies. But this creates difficulties – patients wait an average of five years for diagnosis, and some may have other conditions that are missed because symptoms are attributed to fibromyalgia.
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