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The fibromyalgia syndrome

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1406

Outcome is good with minimal intervention

  1. Geoff Littlejohn
  1. Associate professor of medicine Rheumatology Unit, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, 3168 Victoria, Australia

    EDITOR,—Michael Doherty and Adrian Jones paint an unnecessarily pessimistic picture of the outcome in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome.1 They say that patients “cannot cope with a job or ordinary household activities” and that “the prognosis for fibromyalgia is poor.” …

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