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Neurophysiologic evidence for a central sensitization in patients with fibromyalgia

Baumgartner, E
Vischer, T L
Published in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2003, vol. 48, no. 5, p. 1420-1429
Abstract To determine whether abnormalities of peripheral and central nociceptive sensory input processing exist outside areas of spontaneous pain in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) as compared with controls, by using quantitative sensory testing (QST) and a neurophysiologic paradigm independent from subjective reports.
Keywords FemaleFibromyalgia/complications/physiopathology/therapyHumansHyperalgesia/etiology/physiopathologyMaleMiddle AgedNociceptors/physiopathologyOutpatientsPain/physiopathologyPain MeasurementPain Threshold/physiologyQuality of LifeReflex/physiologySelf CareSickness Impact ProfileSurveys and Questionnaires
PMID: 12746916
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Research groups Aspects psychosociaux des maladies chroniques (247)
Groupe Bouchardy Magnin Christine (Registre genevois des tumeurs) (532)
Groupe Desmeules Jules (pharmacologie/toxicologie) (567)
Mécanisme de l'inflammation articulaire (44)
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DESMEULES, Jules Alexandre et al. Neurophysiologic evidence for a central sensitization in patients with fibromyalgia. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2003, vol. 48, n° 5, p. 1420-1429. doi: 10.1002/art.10893 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90111

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