The diagnostic process of the patient with fibromyalgia from the general practitioner to the rheumatologist: epidemiology and clinical subsets in the real life

  • Francesco Girelli Internal Medicine Department, Rheumatology Unit, GB Morgagni Hospital Forlì - Italy
  • Erica Gunelli
  • Elisa Fabbri Internal Medicine Department, Rheumatology Unit, GB Morgagni Hospital Forlì - Italy
  • Chiara Azzolina General Practitioner AUSL Romagna
  • Giulia Dall'Ara General Practitioner AUSL Romagna
  • Marco Bruschi Internal Medicine Department, Rheumatology Unit, GB Morgagni Hospital Forlì - Italy
  • Maurizio Nizzoli Internal Medicine Department, Rheumatology Unit, GB Morgagni Hospital Forlì - Italy
Keywords: fibromyalgia, general practitioner, rheumatologist, best care.

Abstract

Fibromyalgia is a very common diagnosis in the primary care practice, characterized by diffuse muscoloskeletal pain and cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. It may be the exclusive diagnosis or affect patients with other chronic diseases; the role of the rheumatologist may be very useful in perfecting the diagnosis, lowering the cost for unuseful exams and alleviate anxiety of the patients. In this work we present the results of the collaboration between general practitioner and rheumatologist in diagnosing fibromyalgia, based on one month of real life activity.

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Author Biography

Erica Gunelli

General practitioner, AUSL Romagna

Published
2019-01-16
How to Cite
Girelli, F., Gunelli, E., Fabbri, E., Azzolina, C., Dall’Ara, G., Bruschi, M., & Nizzoli, M. (2019). The diagnostic process of the patient with fibromyalgia from the general practitioner to the rheumatologist: epidemiology and clinical subsets in the real life. Journal of Medical Practice and Review, 3(01). Retrieved from http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/135
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