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2021 Jul 29

Int J Rheum Dis

Fibromyalgia in HIV-positive patients in Nigeria: A cross-sectional prospective study.


Emorinken A, Dic-Ijiewere M O, Erameh C O, Ugheoke A J, Agbebaku F O, Agbadaola O R
Int J Rheum Dis. 2021 Jul 29.
PMID: 34323376.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness. It affects the quality of life of patients and has been associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The study aimed to determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia in HIV-positive patients and assess the effect of fibromyalgia on their functional status.