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Worse psychological symptoms in IBD patients with concomitant fibromyalgia

Presented By
Dr Laura Guida, Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Italy
Conference
EULAR 2022
A study including patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) revealed an 8.7% prevalence of fibromyalgia, which is higher than the prevalence in the general population (2–3%) [1,2]. Moreover, this comorbidity is associated with a reduced quality of life, leading to depression, anxiety, stress, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, and discomfort.   Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that can present as a comorbidity in, among others,  IBD. Information on the prevalence and the impact of fibromyalgia in patients with IBD is limited. To address this knowledge gap, Dr Laura Guida (Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Italy) and her team performed a study on consecutive patients presenting to 2 IBD units in the Luigi Sacco University Hospital from August to November 2021. Excluded were patients with severe disease activity (assessed in Crohn’s disease activity index [CDAI] and Mayo score for UC) or those with other concomitant chronic diseases. Clinical ...


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