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Human Studies

2020 Nov 16

Clin Exp Rheumatol

The effect of novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on fibromyalgia syndrome.


Salaffi F, Giorgi V, Sirotti S, Bongiovanni S, Farah S, Bazzichi L, Marotto D, Atzeni F, Rizzi M, Batticciotto A, Lombardi G, Galli M, Sarzi-Puttini P
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 16.
PMID: 33200740.


Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a complex disease that is mainly characterised by chronic widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances and may be precipitated or worsened by many stressors. The aim of this study was to observe the behaviour of FM symptoms during the course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).