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Nonarticular Rheumatism 

Nonarticular Rheumatism
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Nonarticular Rheumatism
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Kevin G. Moder

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0023
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date: 05 December 2019

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. One-third of all people older than 50 years have episodes of acute low back pain. The vast majority of episodes of acute low back pain cannot be explained on a structural basis. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac lined with a membrane. Bursae are present in the areas where tendons and muscles move over bony prominences. This chapter has three goals: review the diagnosis of common rheumatologic disorders: fibromyalgia, low back pain, and bursitis; differentiate the various vasculitic syndromes using clinical data and laboratory testing; and explain treatment options for and toxic effects of treatments of vasculitis.

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