The evaluation of prevalence of fibromyalgia in patients with chronic urticaria


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Yener M., ERTURAN İ. , Ceyhan A. M. , Inal E. E. , Kazanoglu O. O.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.19, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.889626
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR

Abstract

Background: The pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is not fully understood; however, it has been hypothesized that a subset of people with CIU may have an autoimmune disease and that peripheral cutaneous nerve fibers may be involved in CIU. Similarly, it has been postulated that fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is an autoimmune disorder and may be associated with alterations of peripheral cutaneous nerve fibers. Accordingly, the present study aimed to determine whether the frequency of FMS is higher in patients with CIU.