Myalgia

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Myalgia is the medical term for muscle aches and pain.

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Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • In a 2001 Belgian study, 87.1% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 90.1% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported myalgia.[1]
  • Katrina Berne, PhD, reports a prevalence of 65-95% for muscle and/or joint pain, neck pain.[2]

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  • In the Canadian Consensus Criteria, pain is a required criteria for diagnosis. It requires that "there is a significant degree of myalgia. Pain can be experienced in the muscles, and/or joints, and is often widespread and migratory in nature. Often there are significant headaches of new type, pattern or severity."[3]
  • In the Fukuda criteria, the symptom of muscle pain can be used to help form a diagnosis.[4]
  • In the Holmes criteria, muscle discomfort or myalgia is an optional criteria for diagnosis, under the section Minor Symptom Criteria.[5]

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