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2022 Apr 29

Musculoskelet Sci Pract


Body perception distortions correlate with neuropathic features in Italian fibromyalgic patients: Findings from a self-administered online survey.


Viceconti A, Geri T, Luca S D, Maselli F, Rossettini G, Testa M
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022 Apr 29; 60:102570.
PMID: 35594609.


Recent studies found that fibromyalgia may underly neuropathic conditions affecting the peripheral nervous system. Moreover, clinical observations and preliminary reports suggest the existence of body perceptions distortions (BPD) like "phantom" feelings of swollen hands and feet, similar to those complained by patients with other neuropathic conditions or subjected to experimental procedures affecting the peripheral nervous system.