Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in children

Pediatrics International, 04/26/2012

Itoh Y et al. – Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are different from each other at least in childhood, from an immunological aspect, although some patients could have both conditions.


  • Fifteen patients with FM and 21 patients with CFS were investigated both clinically and immunologically.
  • Immunological assessments included thorough analysis of autoantibodies using several techniques.


  • Anti-nuclear antibody titers were higher and the prevalence of anti-Sa antibody was far more frequent in CFS patients than in FM patients.

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