Abstract Pain is frequent in patients with connective tissue diseases (CTDs), particularly those affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in which it is virtually ubiquitous and can have different causes. The SLE classification criteria include pain associated with musculoskeletal involvement, which are frequently the initial symptom of SLE and can include arthralgia, arthritis and/or myalgia. Chronic widespread pain, the cornerstone of fibromyalgia (FM), is also frequently associated with CTDs. Chronic pain has a considerable impact on mental health, and the professional and family lives of patients. It can be due to many disorders, but there are few reports concerning its prevalence during the course of other diseases. It is essential to identify the origin of pain in CTDs in order to avoid dangerous over-treatment in patients with co-existing widespread pain. Effective pain management is a primary goal of patient care, although it has not been investigated in detail in patients with SSc.
Pain in systemic connective tissue diseases / M. Di Franco, L. Bazzichi, R. Casale, P. Sarzi-Puttini, F. Atzeni. - In: BAILLIERE'S BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH: CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1521-6942. - 29:1(2015 Feb), pp. 1154.53-1154.62.
|Titolo:||Pain in systemic connective tissue diseases|
|Parole Chiave:||Connective tissue diseases; Inflammatory pain; Chronic pain; SLE; SSc|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/16 - Reumatologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.berh.2015.05.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|