Ugeskr Læger 2010;172(24):1827-1830
Summary Fibromyalgia diagnosis, treatment and prognosis Ugeskr Læger 2010;172(24):1827-1830 It is important to recognize the diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) to adequately advise patients with this chronic pain disease. FM coexists with other rheumatic diseases and may therefore serve as a confounder in connection with estimation of disease activity. The aetiology and pathogenesis of FM remain unknown, although central sensitisation seems to play a major role. Following exclusion of a number of differential diagnoses, the remaining patients have several treatment options including centrally-acting medication.