Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients | BreakThrough Digest Medical News

 About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia , a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms , was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, which has had no known causes and few effective treatments, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and sometimes cured. The study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers will appear in the journal Pain and has been released online.

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