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2021 Nov 26

Pain Med

Research Recommendations Following the Discovery of Pain Sensitising IgG Autoantibodies in Fibromyalgia Syndrome.


Goebel A, Andersson D, Barker C, Basu N, Bullock C, Bevan S, Bashford-Rogers RJM, Choy E, Clauw D, Dulake D, Dulake R, Flor H, Glanvill M, Helyes Z, Irani S, Kosek E, Laird J, Macfarlane G, McCullough H, Marshall A, et al.
Pain Med. 2021 Nov 26.
PMID: 34850195.


Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is the most common chronic widespread pain condition in rheumatology. Until recently, no clear pathophysiological mechanism for fibromyalgia had been established, resulting in management challenges. Recent research has indicated that serum IgGs may play a role in FMS. We undertook a research prioritisation exercise to identify the most pertinent research approaches that may lead to clinically implementable outputs.