Fibromyalgia neural signature discovered – new diagnostic tool on the horizon?

Written by Lauren Pulling

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (UC Boulder; CO, USA) have discovered a neural signature for fibromyalgia that demonstrates a 93% accuracy in diagnosis. This new development could mark a breakthrough for the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, which is traditionally difficult to diagnose due to an overlap of symptoms with other chronic illnesses and a lack of well-characterized pathology. In the new study, published in PAIN, researchers studied brain activity in 37 fibromyalgia patients and 35 control patients using MRI and fMRI. Patients were exposed to a number of innocuous visual, auditory and tactile stimuli, as well...

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