Fibromyalgia: clinical and occupational aspects

Fibromyalgia: clinical and occupational aspects

Title: Fibromyalgia: clinical and occupational aspects;
Fibromialgia: aspectos clínicos e ocupacionais
Author Helfenstein Junior, Milton Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Goldenfum, Marco Aurelio Google Scholar
Siena, César Augusto Fávaro Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Tecnol Nacl Buenos Aires
Escola Super Gestao & Ciencias Saude Porto Alegre
Abstract Fibromyalgia: clinical and occupational aspectsFibromyalgia (FM) is a clinical syndrome commonly observed in daily medical practice and its etiopathogenesis is still unclear. As it is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with several symptoms, FM may be confused with several other rheumatic and nonrheumatic diseases when they course with pictures of diffuse pain and chronic fatigue. FM treatment should be multidisciplinary, individualized, count on active participation of the patient, and based on combined pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. It is found both in work and non-work settings, and there is no scientific evidence in the literature showing that FM might be caused by occupation. FM seldom leads to incapacity to work. In cases where pain or fatigue do not respond to appropriate treatment, reaching significant levels, a short period away from work can be considered. As FM is a relevant subject, this review article was based on exploratory, qualitative, and bibliographic investigation, aiming to study the main clinical and occupational aspects of FM, emphasizing the theoretical-conceptual background and the experience of specialists.
Keywords Fibromyalgia
occupational medicine
referred pain
Language Portuguese
Date 2012-05-01
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo: Assoc Medica Brasileira, v. 58, n. 3, p. 358-365, 2012.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 358-365
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000305258300017
SciELO ID S0104-42302012000300018 (statistics in SciELO)

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