Is fibromyalgia a cardiovascular disease? A comment on Martinez-Lavin's review 'Stress, the stress response system, and fibromyalgia'
1 Department of Biophysiology and Pharmacology, Faculdade de Medicina de Juazeiro do Norte, Juazeiro do Norte, CE, Brazil
2 Faculdade Católica Rainha do Sertão, Quixadá, CE, Brazil
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007, 9:404 doi:10.1186/ar2296
See related review by Martinez-Lavin, http://arthritis-research.com/content/9/4/216, related editorial by Eisinger, http://arthritis-research.com/content/9/4/105, related letter by Martinez and Cassol, http://arthritis-research.com/content/10/6/408, and related response by Eisinger, http://arthritis-research.com/content/10/6/409Published: 31 October 2007
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Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a mysterious condition with uncertain physiopathogenesis. Despite its hermeneutic problems, FMS and related afflictions are responsible for the majority of family medicine and rheumatological medical office appointments. In spite of the skepticism of some, it seems that the medical science community has accepted FMS as a valid, unique clinical diagnosis and the main theory explaining it (the central sensitization model (CSM)) may relate to many chronic pain states.