CHARLES PRITCHARD, M.D.
To the editor: Primary fibrositis should be included in any discussion of a fatigue syndrome and may be extremely difficult to distinguish from the chronic fatigue syndrome as defined by Holmes (1). It is a waxing and waning state of nonrestorative sleep, myalgias, specific tender points, and weather- and stress-induced exacerbations from which secondary causes, such as connective tissue, endocrine, neoplastic, and drug-related disorders, have been excluded (2, 3). In fact, fibrositis will meet both of the major and eight of the minor criteria of the chronic fatiguesyndrome depending on how one defines "new" in the major criteria.
CHARLES PRITCHARD. Fibrositis and the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:906. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-6-906_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(6):906.
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