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I am trying to determine the latest dx criteria for fibromyalgia.  I have an article from 2010 (Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Arthritis+care+%26+research%22%5BJour%5D+AND+62%5Bvolume%5D+AND+5%5Bissue%5D+AND+600%5Bpage%5D+AND+wolfe%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch> 2010 May;62(5):600-10.
The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity. (PMID: 20461783)).

I have quickly read the article, but the article does not appear to be updated criteria.  It appears to be advocating for new criteria due to the joint pain pressure point testing not performed adequately or consistently in primary care.  I have checked the American College of Rheumatology site and see this article cited, but I don't see an "official" change in the diagnostic criteria.  In looking at the patient information, there is mention that "Tenderness in multiple areas of the body are characteristic of fibromyalgia, but are not required for diagnosis".  This is a change from the 1990 criteria that has been used for some time.

Does anyone have any tips or clarifications on this topic?



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