Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy ID’d in Fibromyalgia Cases

http://www.empr.com/small-fiber-polyneuropathy-idd-in-fibromyalgia-cases/article/306039/

Some patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia may actually have small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN), according to a study published online June 7 in PAIN.

"These findings suggest that some patients with chronic pain labeled as fibromyalgia have unrecognized SFPN, a distinct disease that can be tested for objectively and sometimes treated definitively," the authors write.

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