Fibromyalgia and Parvovirus Infection

Fibromyalgia and Parvovirus Infection An infectious cause of fibromyalgia (FM) has been hypothesized based upon the observed similarity of this entity and chronic fatigue syndrome. Three patients developed symptoms of FM after documented episodes of acute parvovirus B19 infections. B19 antibody determinations were obtained approximately 1 month after the symptoms began; both IgM and IgG titers were positive at that time. All 3 patients met criteria for FM. Polysomnography performed on 2 of the patients revealed profound alpha‐wave intrusion throughout non–rapid eye movement sleep. A more careful search for viral infections in FM patients whose symptoms appear following a „flu‐like”︁ illness appears warranted. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arthritis & Rheumatology Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 American College of Rheumatology
ISSN
0004-3591
eISSN
1529-0131
DOI
10.1002/art.1780341018
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Abstract

An infectious cause of fibromyalgia (FM) has been hypothesized based upon the observed similarity of this entity and chronic fatigue syndrome. Three patients developed symptoms of FM after documented episodes of acute parvovirus B19 infections. B19 antibody determinations were obtained approximately 1 month after the symptoms began; both IgM and IgG titers were positive at that time. All 3 patients met criteria for FM. Polysomnography performed on 2 of the patients revealed profound alpha‐wave intrusion throughout non–rapid eye movement sleep. A more careful search for viral infections in FM patients whose symptoms appear following a „flu‐like”︁ illness appears warranted.

Journal

Arthritis & RheumatologyWiley

Published: Oct 10, 1991

References

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    Moldofsky, Moldofsky
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  • High frequency of fibromyalgia in patients with chronic fatigue seen in a primary care practice
    Goldenberg, Goldenberg; Simms, Simms; Geiger, Geiger; Komaroff, Komaroff
  • Sleep fragmentation in rheumatoid arthritis
    Mahowald, Mahowald; Mahowald, Mahowald; Bundlie, Bundlie; Ytterberg, Ytterberg
  • Immunofluorescent detection of IgG at the dermal–epidermal junction in patients with apparent primary fibrositis syndrome
    Caro, Caro

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