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Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome is characterized by ongoing muscle pain accompanied by symptoms like tiredness, headaches, a tendency towards diarrhea, increased anxiety, tension or sleep disturbances. In order to make a diagnosis, the doctor ascertains if certain places in the body, so-called “tender points” are more painful to the touch.

Current scientific references include JFMS as a chronic pain condition. We also treat it as such.

Relevant scientific associations drew up a revised therapy guideline for the diagnosis and therapy of fibromyalgia in early 2012. The German guideline is available here.



Zernikow, B., Gerhold, K., Bürk,G., Häuser, W., Hinze, C.H., Hospach, T., Illhardt, A., Mönkemöller, K., Richter, M., Schnöbel-Müller, W., Häfner, R.
Definition, Diagnostik und Therapie von chronischen Schmerzen in mehreren Körperregionen und des sogenannten Fibromyalgiesyndroms bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Systematische Literaturübersicht und Leitlinie. Schmerz 2012; 26:318–330.

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