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Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and Evaluation of SLE Activity - Source: The Journal of Rheumatology, Nov 1, 2008

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By Frederick Wolfe, MD, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • November 13, 2008


[Note: SLE is an autoimmune disease – involving an overactive immune response that attacks otherwise healthy cells and tissue.]

Objective:

• To determine if fibromyalgia (FM) or fibromyalgia-ness (the tendency to respond to illness and psychosocial stress with fatigue, widespread pain, general increase in symptoms, and similar factors) is increased in patients with compared to those without systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE);

• To determine whether FM or fibromyalgia-ness biases the SLE Activity Questionnaire (SLAQ);

• And to determine if the SLAQ is overly sensitive to FM symptoms.

Methods: We developed a 16-item SLE Symptom Scale (SLESS) modeled on the SLAQ and used that scale to investigate the relation between SLE symptoms and fibromyalgia-ness in 23,321 patients with rheumatic disease. FM was diagnosed by survey FM criteria, and fibromyalgia-ness was measured using the Symptom Intensity (SI) Scale.

As comparison groups, we:

• Combined patients with rheumatoid arthritis and noninflammatory rheumatic disorders into an "arthritis" group

• And also utilized a physician-diagnosed group of patients with FM.

Results:

• FM was identified in 22.1% of systemic lupus erythematosus and 17.0% of those with arthritis.

• The Symptom Intensity scale was minimally increased in systemic lupus erythematosus. The correlation between SLAQ and SLESS was 0.738.

• SLESS/SLAQ scale items (Raynaud's phenomenon, rash, fever, easy bruising, hair loss) were significantly more associated with systemic lupus erythematosus than FM…

• While the reverse was true for headache, abdominal pain, paresthesias/stroke, fatigue, cognitive problems, and muscle pain or weakness.

• There was no evidence of disproportionate symptom-reporting associated with fibromyalgia-ness. Self-reported SLE was associated with an increased prevalence of FM that was unconfirmed by physicians, compared to SLE confirmed by physicians.

Conclusion:

• The prevalence of FM in systemic lupus erythematosus is minimally increased compared with its prevalence in patients with arthritis.

• Fibromyalgia-ness does not bias the SLESS and should not bias SLE assessments, including the SLAQ.

Source: The Journal of Rheumatology, Nov 1, 2008. E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 19004039, by Wolfe F, Petri M, Alarcón GS, Goldman J, Chakravarty EF, Katz RS, Karlson EW. National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, Kansas; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [E-mail: fwolfe@arthritis-research.org]





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