Cutaneous findings in fibromyalgia syndrome and their effect on quality of life


KAYA ERDOĞAN H., Sas S., Acer E., Bulur I., Altunay I. K. , ERDEM H. R.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, vol.34, no.3, pp.131-134, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dsi.2016.01.006
  • Journal Name: DERMATOLOGICA SINICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-134
  • Keywords: fibromyalgia syndrome, psychocutaneous diseases, skin findings, CHRONIC URTICARIA, MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION, SKIN BIOPSIES, PREVALENCE, DISORDERS, CYTOKINES, CELLS, WOMEN, ITCH, PAIN
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Objective: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic, generalized pain condition characterized with widespread soft-tissue pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points on physical examination. Although, there are numerous articles about the frequency of FMS in dermatologic diseases such as psoriasis and chronic urticaria, few studies have been reported concerning skin findings in FMS. Our objective was to evaluate the skin findings and skin-related symptoms in FMS patients and determine the quality of life in FMS patients with dermatologic diseases. Methods: A total 105 female patients ages between 18 years and 65 years and diagnosed with FMS were included in the study. A total of 105 healthy volunteers were age and sex matched in the control group.