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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
versión impresa ISSN 0104-4230
HELFENSTEIN JUNIOR, Milton; GOLDENFUM, Marco Aurélio y SIENA, César Augusto Fávaro. Fibromyalgia: clinical and occupational aspects. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2012, vol.58, n.3, pp. 358-365. ISSN 0104-4230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302012000300018.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a clinical syndrome commonly observed in daily medical practice and its etiopathogenesis is still unclear. As it is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with several symptoms, FM may be confused with several other rheumatic and nonrheumatic diseases when they course with pictures of diffuse pain and chronic fatigue. FM treatment should be multidisciplinary, individualized, count on active participation of the patient, and based on combined pharmacological and nonpharmacological modalities. It is found both in work and non-work settings, and there is no scientific evidence in the literature showing that FM might be caused by occupation. FM seldom leads to incapacity to work. In cases where pain or fatigue do not respond to appropriate treatment, reaching significant levels, a short period away from work can be considered. As FM is a relevant subject, this review article was based on exploratory, qualitative, and bibliographic investigation, aiming to study the main clinical and occupational aspects of FM, emphasizing the theoretical-conceptual background and the experience of specialists.
Palabras clave : fibromyalgia; review; rheumatology; occupational medicine; referred pain.