New fibromyalgia criteria in US improve diagnosis, says study

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The American College of Rheumatology modified their criteria in 2011 for diagnosing fibromyalgia. According to a new study published February 4 in Arthritis Care & Research, the new criteria reliably diagnoses fibromyalgia in a large, diverse group of patients suffering from pain. As well, the easier-to-use alternate criteria with broader symptoms and pain locations are even more specific.

Read more about this study on Medscape: Fibromyalgia: New Criteria Improve Diagnosis (Subscription to Medscape may be required to see this article, but the subscription is free. )