I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Rethinking the criteria for fibromyalgia in 2019: the ABC indicators.


Stewart JA, Mailler-Burch S, Müller D, Studer M, von Känel R, Grosse Holtforth M, Schwegler K, Egloff N
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2115-2124.
PMID: 31372029.


Diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia have been subject to debate and controversy for many years. The preliminary diagnostic criteria introduced in 2010 and 2011 have been criticized for different reasons, including questionable diagnostic specificity and a lack of an etiopathogenetic foundation. The "ABC indicators" presented in this study reflect a further development of the 2011 criteria and refer to (A) algesia, (B) bilateral, axial-symmetric pain distribution, and (C) chronic distress.