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Fibromyalgia as a manifestation of petroleum fume toxicity in a family of four.
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PMID:  19078121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The etiology of fibromyalgia (FM) is unknown, although there are many associations and theories attempting to explain this very common rheumatic syndrome. This case report presents four persons, all of whom developed fibromyalgia after several months of exposure to environmental contamination of their house by petroleum fumes. All had multiple but variable symptoms consistent with toxic exposure in addition to all having characteristic FM findings by American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria. After evacuation from their contaminated home, their constitutional symptoms quickly resolved, but their FM persisted from 6-12 months as it gradually remitted spontaneously. The unusual features accompanying these cases and their possible relationship to FM are discussed.
R G Godfrey
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1076-1608     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
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Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.
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