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Juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome

Juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome is characterized by ongoing muscle pain accompanied by symptoms such as tiredness, headaches, a tendency towards diarrhea, increased anxiety, tension and sleep disturbances. In order to make a diagnosis, the doctor checks to see if certain places of the body, so-called “tender points”, are especially painful to the touch.

Current scientific references include JFMS as a pain condition. We also treat it as such. Relevant professional associations drew up revised guidelines for the diagnosis and therapy of fibromyalgia in early 2012 (see below).


B.Zernikow, K.Gerhold, G.Bürk, W.Häuser, C.H.Hinze, T.Hospach, A.Illhardt, K.Mönkemöller, M.Richter, E.Schnöbel-Müller, R.Häfner.
Definition, diagnosis and therapy of chronic widespread pain and so-called fibromyalgia syndrome in children and adolescents. Systematic literature review and guideline. Schmerz 2012; 26:318–330. (German version)

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