rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis

Imaging provides more evidence for fibromyalgia in RA

A US study has provided neuroimaging evidence that centralised pain pathways consistent with fibromyalgia can co-exist with the peripheral inflammatory pain pathways in rheumatoid arthritis. Functional MRI brain scans were performed on 54 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and symptoms of ‘fibromyalgianess’. They found rheumatoid arthritis patients who reported high levels of fibromyalgianess demonstrated significantly higher ...

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