Self-reported Symptoms Can Detect Fibromyalgia in RA Patients, Study Finds

Self-reported Symptoms Can Detect Fibromyalgia in RA Patients, Study Finds
Patient-reported joint tenderness and quality of life, the subjective components of the DAS28 disease activity score, are valuable in identifying fibromyalgia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Based on those two factors, researchers used a score called DAS28-P to distinguish between RA patients with fibromyalgia and those with simple RA. The study, “The subjective components of the Disease Activity Score 28-joints (DAS28) in rheumatoid arthritis patients and coexisting fibromyalgia” was published in the journal Rheumatology International. Fibromyalgia is commonly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is estimated to affect 10 to 20 percent of RA patients. The coexistence of fibr
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