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.
- Katrina Berne, PhD, reports a prevalence of 65-95% for muscle and/or joint pain, neck pain.
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
- In the Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC), 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."
- In the Fukuda criteria, the symptom of muscle pain can be used to help form a diagnosis.
- In the Holmes criteria, muscle discomfort or myalgia is an optional criteria for diagnosis, under the section Minor Symptom Criteria.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "myalgic". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved Aug 12, 2018.
- 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.
- Berne, Katrina (Dec 1, 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915
- A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners: An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document Pg 8. 2005.
- The CDC (Fukuda 1994) Definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- The 1988 Holmes Definition for CFS
Canadian consensus criteria (CCC) - A set of diagnostic criteria used to diagnose ME/CFS, developed by a group of practicing ME/CFS clinicians in 2003. The CCC is often considered to be the most complex criteria, but possibly the most accurate, with the lowest number of patients meeting the criteria. Led to the development of the International Consensus Criteria (ICC) in 2011.