Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)



Altered Inflammatory Mediators in Fibromyalgia

Juan José García, Julián Carvajal-Gil, Aurora Herrero-Olea and Rafael Gómez-Galán

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by widespread chronic pain, tenderness, stiffness, fatigue, and sleep and mood disturbances. Current evidences suggest that inflammatory mediators may have an important role in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia. Every day new evidences emerging of the role of the immune system and the inflammatory process in the pathophysiology of this disease. Thus, the aim of this work has been review that altered inductors, inflammatory mediators and effectors have been reported in fibromyalgia, and its relationship to disease’s symptoms. If in fibromyalgia underlies widespread disruption of most characteristic components on the inflammatory ´s process (endogenous inductors, mediators and effectors) is logical to think that fibromyalgia is producing a sustained inflammatory response in time, unregulated, responsible for the disease´s symptoms.