Arthralgia

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Arthralgia is the medical term for joint pain.

Presentation[edit | edit source]

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 1995, Katrina Berne, PhD, reported a prevalence of 65-95% for muscle and/or joint pain, neck pain.[1]
  • 2001, In a Belgian study, 73.3% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 77.1% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported sore throat.[2]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

  • 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 multi-joint pain without swelling or redness can be used to help form a diagnosis.[4]
  • In the Holmes criteria, migratory arthralgia without joint swelling or redness is an optional criteria for diagnosis, under the section Minor Symptom Criteria.[5]

Joint pain is a potential symptom of Long COVID in the World Health Organization's definition.[6]

Research studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2002, Chronic fatigue syndrome and arthralgia following parvovirus B19 infection[7] - (Abstract)

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Berne, Katrina (December 1, 1995). Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (2nd ed.). Hunter House. p. 58. ISBN 978-0897931915.
  2. De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
  3. A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners: An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document Pg 8. 2005.
  4. The CDC (Fukuda 1994) Definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  5. The 1988 Holmes Definition for CFS
  6. Soriano, Joan B.; Allan, Maya; Alsokhn, Carine; Alwan, Nisreen A.; Askie, Lisa; Davis, Hannah E.; Diaz, Janet V.; Dua, Tarun; de Groote, Wouter; Jakob, Robert; Lado, Marta; Marshall, John; Murthy, Srin; Preller, Jacobus; Relan, Pryanka; Schiess, Nicoline; Seahwag, Archana (October 6, 2021), A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition by a Delphi consensus, World Health Organization (WHO) clinical case definition working group on post COVID-19 condition, World Health Organization
  7. Kerr, Jonathan R.; Bracewell, Janice; Laing, Ian; Mattey, Derek L.; Bernstein, Robert M.; Bruce, Ian N.; Tyrrell, David A. J. (March 2002). "Chronic fatigue syndrome and arthralgia following parvovirus B19 infection". The Journal of Rheumatology. 29 (3): 595–602. ISSN 0315-162X. PMID 11911112.

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