Fibromyaglia

Fibromyaglia - approximate force of 4 kg. For a trigger...

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Learning Issue: Fibromyalgia Name: Michael Holmes efinition Chronic condition characterized by generalized pain, fatigue, and tender areas in the soft tissue. Unkown Factors Women between 20-60 years old. ifferential AIDS (blood test) Bursitis or tendinitis (single joint or extremity) Complex regional pain syndrome (single extremity) Hypothyroidism (thyroid panel) Lyme disease (serology test) Multiple sclerosis (abnormal MRI of the brain) Polymyalgia Polymyositis Rheumatoid arthritis Systemic lupus erythmetosus tenosynovitis gns and Symptom Widespread pain that has been present for 3 months Widespread pain is characterized by: pain in the left side of the body, pain in the right side of the body, pain above the waist, pain below the waist. In addition axial skeleton pain must be present (neck, anterior chest, thoracic, or low back). Pain for tenderness at 11 or more trigger point sites on digital palpation wwith
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Unformatted text preview: approximate force of 4 kg. For a trigger point to be considered positive, patient must state that the palpation is painful in contrast to tender look for physical Examination reveals tenderness to palpation over several of 18 tender points. iagnostic Testing No radiographs or laboratory tests are diagnostic for FMS edication Treatmen Cure unavailable uestions Patient How long have you had pain? What locations on your body are painful? relates to Unlikely differential for patient 3 main points for this learning issue: 1. Chronic condition characterized by generalized pain, fatigue, and tender areas in the soft tissue. 2. Women between 20-60 years old. 3. See differentials 4. See signs and symptoms Sources: Griffin LY. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care. 3rd ed .: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons .; 2005: 321-327....
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