A Year in Review: All About Fibromyalgia

DECEMBER 26, 2016
Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Self-Questionnaire vs. Rheumatologist for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Without a blood test or specific biomarker, diagnosing fibromyalgia can be a challenge. The Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) can help physicians make the determination, but just how reliable is it?

The standard for diagnosing fibromyalgia is using the ACR 90 criteria along with a rheumatologist’s opinion. French researchers from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Gabriel-Montpied compared the efficacy of the FiRST against the standard method when it comes to detecting fibromyalgia in association with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

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