ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Give Your Health a Much-Needed Boost With Geranium

The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

 
Print Page
Email Article

A prospective study of tender points & fibromyalgia (FM) during & after an acute viral infection

  [ 58 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 26, 1999


BACKGROUND: Tender points (TPs) and fibromyalgia (FM) may be
precipitated by infections, but the frequency, associated
characteristics, and predictors of these outcomes are unknown.

OBJECTIVES: To determine if acute infectious mononucleosis
(AIM) is associated with the development of TPs or FM acutely
or during the subsequent 6 months; if demographic, clinical,
or psychosocial features predict TPs or FM; and if TPs or FM
correlate with nonrecovery.

METHODS: A total of 150 subjects
diagnosed as having AIM were assessed with physical
examinations (including palpation of 18 TPs), laboratory
tests, and measures of psychosocial and somatic functioning at
enrollment and at 2 and 6 months. Subjects also completed a
structured psychiatric interview at the initial evaluation.

RESULTS: At presentation and at 2 and 6 months, the mean TP
counts were 7.5, 4.6, and 3.0, respectively; at these time
points, 19%, 3%, and 1% of subjects also met modified criteria
for FM. Tender points and degree of pain diminished over time
following AIM. Acutely, TPs were associated only with higher
temperature (P<.001). Baseline features that predicted more
TPs at 2 and 6 months were female sex, older age, less family
social support, and more TPs at presentation. Neither initial
laboratory tests nor psychiatric disease or distress predicted
TPs. Differences between those who had and had not recovered
at 6 months were found for the mean number of TPs (P<.008),
the proportion of subjects with 11 or more TPs (P<.002), and
the degree of pain.

CONCLUSIONS: Tender points are a common,
transient finding associated with AIM, but FM is an unusual
long-term outcome. Demographic, social, and physical
examination features predicted TPs.

Rea T, Russo J, Katon W, Ashley RL, Buchwald D




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia
Live Without Anxiety or Stress Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems! Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems!

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map